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Swedish man to serve jail time for homosexuality

Published lördag 7 februari 2015 kl 12.18
A beach in Tunisia. File photo: "P1010926" by Phil_Heck. http://bit.ly/16u4sxX Creative Commons license 2.0
A beach in Tunisia. File photo: "P1010926" by Phil_Heck. http://bit.ly/16u4sxX Creative Commons license 2.0

A Swedish man has been sentenced to serve two years in prison in Tunisia, convicted of taking part in homosexual acts.

The man, who is in his 50s, was imprisoned by Tunisian police in January, and was sentenced on February 4th.

Victoria Bell, a press officer for the Swedish foreign ministry, told news agency TT, "The foreign ministry and the Swedish consulate are monitoring the case, and the foreign ministry has taken it up with Tunisian representatives and underlined Sweden's view that equal rights, regardless of sexual orientation, are a basic democratic principle."

According to Tunisian law, sexual intercourse between people of the same sex can be punishable by three years in prison.

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