Entry #485: Homosexual activity in Somalia

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RegionSomalia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
Start Date1991
End Datenow
DescriptionUnder article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. However, in an autonomous region of Jubaland homosexuality could be punished by the death penalty, in territories controlled by Al-Shabaab, homosexuality could be ‘de facto’ punishable by the death penalty aswell.
Sourceshttp://www.somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Code_English.pdf "http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/ http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=486a52e40"
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Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian. updated

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation enacted by Local laws. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. Under article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. However, in an autonomous region of Jubaland homosexuality could be punished by the death penalty, in territories controlled by Al-Shabaab, homosexuality could be ‘de facto’ punishable by the death penalty aswell.
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Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation enacted by Local laws. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. Under article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. However, in an autonomous region of Jubaland homosexuality could be punished by the death penalty, in territories controlled by Al-Shabaab, homosexuality could be ‘de facto’ punishable by the death penalty aswell.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation enacted by Local laws. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. interpretation enacted by Local laws. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common. with the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated. common.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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Start DateDec 16, 19621991

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by death. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by death. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated. the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by the death penalty. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
NoteArticle 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. But, in some Southern regions of Somalia, certain Islamic courts have imposed a death penalty for this, abiding by the Sharia law. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third.Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by death. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated.
Show Difference
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. But, in some Southern regions of Somalia, certain Islamic courts have imposed a death penalty for this, abiding by the Sharia law. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third. years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable by death. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also tolerated.

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteAct 409 states that Homosexual behaviours are punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third.Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. But, in some Southern regions of Somalia, certain Islamic courts have imposed a death penalty for this, abiding by the Sharia law. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third.
Show Difference
Act 409 states that Homosexual behaviours are punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to 3 years. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third. Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. But, in some Southern regions of Somalia, certain Islamic courts have imposed a death penalty for this, abiding by the Sharia law. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third.
Sourceshttp://www.somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Code_English.pdfhttp://www.somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Code_English.pdf
"http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/
http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=486a52e40"
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http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Code_English.pdf http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Code_English.pdf "http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/ http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=486a52e40"
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  • All information is correct, just adding sources "Is stoned to deaths "

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