Entry #757: Homosexual activity in Tunisia

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RegionTunisia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date1913
End Datenow
DescriptionPenal Code of 1913: Article 230: “The masculine homosexuality and feminine homosexuality that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years” (unofficial translation)
Sourceshttp://old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "The article 230 of the penal code is still valid and has never been modified since 1913. it states that all same-sex sexual relations (even between females) are illegal and punishable by 3 years of imprisonment. "
  • Status is not correct "The article 230 of the penal code is still valid and has never been modified since 1913. it states that all same-sex sexual relations (even between females) are illegal and punishable by 3 years of imprisonment. "
  • Status is not correct "It is not legal for females either"
  • Status is not correct "it's illegal for both male and female because when the french ordered Tunisian to implant this in 1914 homosexuality was prohibited by the sharia laws "


Revision History (2)

Revision by vviet93

Old Value New Value (Current)
NotePenal Code of 1913: Article 230: “The sodomy, that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years” (unofficial translation) Penal Code of 1913: Article 230: “The masculine homosexuality and feminine homosexuality that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years” (unofficial translation)

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "the correct translation says “The masculine homosexuality and feminine homosexuality that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years”"
  • Status is not correct "the female homsexual activity is also illeegal by law"
  • Status is not correct "The female homosexuality is also illegal ! the article talks about sodomy and lesbianism ! "
  • Status is not correct "Female activity are strictly as prohibited as male ones. Please fix your information."

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