Entry #5492: Homosexual activity in Western Sahara

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RegionWestern Sahara
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateJan 15, 1944
End DateSep 8, 2018
DescriptionUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/ https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html


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Old Value New Value (Current)
Value(REMOVED)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Value SpecialAmbiguousIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End DateAug 19, 2018Sep 8, 2018
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border. Not enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf


https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html
https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf


https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/


https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html
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https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/09/06/homosexuality-illegal-countries-gay-sex-india/ https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueMale illegal, female legal(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.Up to 3 years in prison. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border.
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Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border.

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Notesix months in prison and a fine. Not enforced.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
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six months in prison and a fine. Not enforced. Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.

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Start DateNov 15, 1975Jan 15, 1944
End DateAug 7, 2018Aug 19, 2018

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Old Value New Value
End DateJul 28, 2018Aug 7, 2018

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Old Value New Value
End DateJul 22, 2018Jul 28, 2018
Notesix months in prison and a fine.six months in prison and a fine. Not enforced.
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six months in prison and a fine. Not enforced.

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End DateJul 20, 2018Jul 22, 2018
Notesix months in prison and a fine. not enforced. six months in prison and a fine.
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six months in prison and a fine. not enforced.

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Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
End DateJul 9, 2018Jul 20, 2018
Notesix months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.six months in prison and a fine. not enforced.
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six months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

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Old Value New Value
End DateJun 24, 2018Jul 9, 2018
Note3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.six months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending. six months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
Sourceshttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html
https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf


https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html
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https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/interactive/2018/04/16/sexual-orientation-gender-identity-country-profiles#morocco_western_sahara https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html

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Old Value New Value
End DateJun 13, 2018Jun 24, 2018
Note3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.

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Old Value New Value
ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End DateApr 5, 2018Jun 13, 2018
NoteNot one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality.3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.
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Not one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality. 3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdfhttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf



https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html
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https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/gay-lesbian-bisexual-relationships-illegal-in-74-countries-a7033666.html

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Old Value New Value
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdfhttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf
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https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdf https://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf

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Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
End DateApr 1, 2018Apr 5, 2018
Noteupt to 3 years in prison.Not one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality.
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upt to 3 years in prison. Not one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality.

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ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteNot criminalized in southern part.upt to 3 years in prison.
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Not criminalized in southern part. upt to 3 years in prison.

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
End DateMar 8, 2018Apr 1, 2018
NoteSix months to 3 years in prison and or fine 120- 1000 dirhams under Article 489 of Morrocon Criminal Code. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory. According to the 2018 World Report.Not criminalized in southern part.
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Six months to 3 years in prison and or fine 120- 1000 dirhams under Article 489 of Morrocon Criminal Code. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory. According to the 2018 World Report. Not criminalized in southern part.

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End DateFeb 12, 2018Mar 8, 2018

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Old Value New Value
End DateFeb 10, 2018Feb 12, 2018
NoteSix months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory.Six months to 3 years in prison and or fine 120- 1000 dirhams under Article 489 of Morrocon Criminal Code. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory. According to the 2018 World Report.
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Six months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory. and or fine 120- 1000 dirhams under Article 489 of Morrocon Criminal Code. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory. According to the 2018 World Report.
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdf
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https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdf

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End DateJan 29, 2018Feb 10, 2018

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End DateNov 16, 2017Jan 29, 2018
NoteSix months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.Six months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory.
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Six months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Also morocco controls a vast portion of the territory.

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SourcesNohttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
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No https://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/

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NoteSix months to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.Six months to 3 years in prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
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Six months to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. prison ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.

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End DateSep 20, 2017Nov 16, 2017
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.Six months to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
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Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government. Six months to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.

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NoteUp to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco.Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
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Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.

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End DateAug 10, 2017Sep 20, 2017
NoteOnly illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison. Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco.
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Only illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison. Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco.

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End DateMar 6, 2017Aug 10, 2017
Noteonly illegal in northern part of the province. Only illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison.
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only illegal in northern part of the province. Only illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison.

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