Entry #5492: Homosexual activity in Western Sahara

Original entry by Ausyk Ausyk ()

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


25 Revisions

25. Revision #13025 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Value Specialambiguous
End Date2018-09-082018-08-19
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.Up to 3 years in prison. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border.
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.htmlhttps://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
24. Revision #12438 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueMale illegal, female legal
Value Specialambiguous
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Under area controlled by morocco. Legal in area near border.Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
23. Revision #12340 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.six months in prison and a fine. Not enforced.
22. Revision #12131 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
Start Date1944-01-151975-11-15
End Date2018-08-192018-08-07
21. Revision #11551 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-08-072018-07-28
20. Revision #11153 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-07-282018-07-22
Notesix months in prison and a fine. Not enforced.six months in prison and a fine.
19. Revision #10858 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-07-222018-07-20
Notesix months in prison and a fine.six months in prison and a fine. not enforced.
18. Revision #10734 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End Date2018-07-202018-07-09
Notesix months in prison and a fine. not enforced. six months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
17. Revision #9865 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-07-092018-06-24
Notesix months in prison and a fine. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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.htmlhttps://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
16. Revision #9326 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-06-242018-06-13
Note3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending.3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.
15. Revision #8570 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
End Date2018-06-132018-04-05
Note3 months to 3 years in prison. not enforced.Not one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality.
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.htmlhttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdf
14. Revision #7323 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
Sourceshttps://www.amnestyusa.org/files/making_love_a_crime_-_facts__figures.pdfhttps://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdf
13. Revision #7322 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End Date2018-04-052018-04-01
NoteNot one of the 38 countries that outlaws homosexuality.upt to 3 years in prison.
12. Revision #7216 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
Noteupt to 3 years in prison.Not criminalized in southern part.
11. Revision #7146 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End Date2018-04-012018-03-08
NoteNot criminalized in southern part.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.
10. Revision #6460 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-03-082018-02-12
9. Revision #5772 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-02-122018-02-10
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.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.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/201801world_report_web.pdfhttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
8. Revision #5750 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-02-102018-01-29
7. Revision #5603 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-01-292017-11-16
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 ; fine 120- 1000 dirhams. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
6. Revision #4749 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/No
5. Revision #4748 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
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. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
4. Revision #4747 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2017-11-162017-09-20
NoteSix months to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.
3. Revision #4734 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco. Follows Morroco's laws because it doesn't have a government.Up to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco.
2. Revision #3485 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2017-09-202017-08-10
NoteUp to 3 years in prison. the same as morocco.Only illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison.
1. Revision #2631 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value (Original)
End Date2017-08-102017-03-06
NoteOnly illegal in northern part of the province. Punishment of 3 years in prison. only illegal in northern part of the province.