Article 1 of Law No. Human Rights Watch and Shams said anal examinations to determine sexual orientation should be banned. But he said that S. January 25, News Release. Arresting and detaining someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is a violation of their human rights. But a significant proportion of anti-gay violence goes unreported. In May13 months after the court placed K.
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Tunisia’s Assault on Gay Men’s—and Everyone’s – Right to Privacy
Tunis — Tunisian authorities are confiscating and searching the phones of men they suspect of being gay and pressuring them to take anal tests and to confess to homosexual activity, Human Rights Watch said today. An online radio station catering to the LGBT community began broadcasting in Decemberbelieved to be the first of its kind in the Arabic-speaking world. Some of the men spent months in prison. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has found that arrests for same-sex conduct between consenting adults are, by definition, arbitrary. Cross-dressing is not expressly illegal, although transgender people, along with gay people, are often accused of violating Article of the national Penal Code which outlaws "outrages against public decency".
For LGBTIQ Tunisians, abusive police-stops and arbitrary arrests at the hands of law enforcement are commonplace, while anti-gay hate speech and incitement to homophobic violence appear frequently in Tunisian media. The state and society have nothing to do with the sexual life amongst adults… sexual orientations and choices of individuals are essential to private life. The Tunisian Government has in the past used forced anal testing to determine if individuals had committed sodomy. Most Viewed February 9, Dispatches. Human Rights Watch reviewed the June 9 police requisition order, in which the chief instructs the doctor to examine whether K. Replies to my comment.