Morocco: Two men arrested for gay sex in a car

North Africa and Middle EastMay 8, 2013 Gay Star News reported: Two Moroccan men who were caught having gay sex have been arrested and their trail is expected to draw large crowds

Two young Moroccan men, were arrested and after police ‘caught’ them ‘in action’ having gay sex.

The men were arrested during the weekend while ‘practicing sodomy’ in car stationed next to a park in Témara, a suburb of Rabat, Morocco’s capital, reported the daily Assabah.

The two who were caught appeared before a Court of First Instance in Temara, on Monday (6 May) and accused by the state prosecutor of ‘sodomy’ and ‘undermining public morality’.

The two defendants, one engineer, 28, and another unemployed, 20 were said to have ‘admitted their crimes’ to the police.

The court adjurned the case to the following week and their trail, according to Assabah, is likely to draw a large crowd.

Article 489 of the Moroccan criminal code punishes same-sex acts with imprisonment of between six months and three years and a fine of 1,000 dirhams (€89 US$ 117).  Continued

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