Tunisia

LGBTI Rights in Tunisia


ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Tunisian LGBT activists fight back after alleged police assault

On October 21, 2021, prominent LGBTQ activist Badr Baabou was brutally assaulted in downtown Tunis by two men, one wearing a police uniform, who left him bruised and bloodied, and who robbed…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Court case seeks to legalize homosexuality in Tunisia

A group of lawyers, human rights activists and the LGBT community filed an appeal on Thursday, December 16, to overturn two convictions for homosexuality, in a country where it is still punishable…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Tunisia: LGBT activist’s assault seen as a pattern by police

A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia has reported that two men, one dressed in police uniform, threw him to the ground, beat and kicked him during an assault they said was punishment…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

LGBTQ Community in Tunisia Forcibly Outed to Public, Face Police Brutality: Activists

Tunisian LGBTQ activists are demanding change after a series of brutal attacks and harassment campaigns. The Associated Press interviewed activists in the North African country, including Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2021

Tunisia: LGBT activist’s assault by police seen as a pattern

TUNIS, Tunisia -- A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia has reported that two men, one dressed in police uniform, threw him to the ground, beat and kicked him during an assault they…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2021

Tunisia: Attack on Director of LGBT Group

Two police officers apparently brutally attacked the director of a Tunis-based LGBT rights group on October 21, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. The attack on Badr Baabou took place against a…

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Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi – Documentarian, Malta

Mohamed Ali (Dali) Aguerbi created the documentary, ‘Rainbow Bridge’, about LGBTI migrants. He is an activist who is also working for a non-profit in Malta, MGRM. By Savita Sukul Dali came to…

Ali Bousselmi — Mawjoudin, Tunisia

Ali Bousselmi is the co-founder and executive director of Mawjoudin, meaning “We Exist,” a Tunisian-based NGO that works towards achieving equality for the LGBTI community and other marginalized groups and individuals. In…

ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Tunisian LGBT rights group provides vital services during pandemic

The Tunisian LGBT rights group Mawjoudin (Arabic for “We Exist”) has been providing vital services to vulnerable community members through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to its just-released annual newsletter. Mawjoudin was founded…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

After international protest, Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist

Following an international protest, a Tunisia court ordered the release Wednesday of Rania Amdouni, the women’s rights defender and LGBTI activist who had been jailed for shouting at police. On March 4,…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Tunisia: Harassment, Arbitrary Detention of LGBT Rights Activist

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4, 2021, to six months in prison and a fine for shouting outside a police station after officers refused to register…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

Tunisians protest for LGBT rights activist’s release

Hundreds of Tunisians demanded the release of an activist sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly insulting a police officer. The incident for which 26-year-old LGBT rights and pro-democracy campaigner Rania…

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