UN Human Rights Committee urges Morocco to Decriminalize Homosexuality

On Nov 8, 2016 Morroco World News reported: The committee is condemning Morocco’s “criminalization of homosexuality, which is sanctioned by up to three years in prison” and “the inciting of hatred, discrimination and violence against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The UN committee is asking Morocco to eliminate Article 489 of the Moroccan criminal code, which condemns homosexuality and could lead those convicted to spend up to three years in prison and pay a fine of up to 1,200 DH.

In more specific terms, it demands that the Moroccan government eliminate “article 489 of the penal code in order to decriminalize homosexuality and sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex and to release anyone currently in prison solely because they had consenting sexual relations with someone of the same sex.”

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