On April 12, 2016 Gay Star News reported: Morocco has released a victim of a homophobic attack from jail.
Two men, convicted of homosexuality, had been attacked with a knife in their own home.In a terrifying video posted online, it showed the two victims naked, scared, covered in blood and being beaten and kicked.
During the attack, the men were dragged outside while homophobic slurs can be heard.Both the victims and the assailants were arrested by Beni Mellal police last month.
The first victim was convicted of ‘acts of sexual deviancy with a person of the same sex’ and ‘public drunkenness’ and sentenced to four months. The other victim was given a four month suspended sentence for ‘sexual deviancy’.