Entry #793: Homosexual activity in United Arab Emirates

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RegionUnited Arab Emirates
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female uncertain
Start DateDec 8, 1987
End Datenow
DescriptionArticle 354 means male homosexuality is punishable by death. Female homosexuality on the other hand, is not mentioned. It maybe covered under article 358 of the Penal Code which mentions indecent act.
Sourceshttp://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl-nat.nsf/0/218e3da95ead1d44c12576b2003ab1ba/$FILE/Penal%20Code.pdf
Reports (11)
  • Duplicate entry
  • Status is not correct "All sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage are criminalized. Punishments may include jail time, floggings, death, fines, and deportation. Additionally, although not officially sanctioned by the Emirati government, chemical castration, forced psychological treatments, beatings, forced hormone injections, and torture have been tolerated. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates"
  • Status is not correct "Any sexual or romantic relashions outside the "norm" are illegal by Sharia law"
  • Status is not correct "both illegal up to death https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_United_Arab_Emirates"
  • Status is not correct "Male and female illegal "
  • Status is not correct "Punishable by up death, torture, jail, fines, whippings, deportations and chemical castrations. Vigilante executions and attacks are also common."
  • Status is not correct "punished with Imprisonment, [[Capital punishment in the United Arab Emirates|death penalty]], fines, chemical castrations, torture, beatings, floggings and deportation for foreigners"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "female is illegal aswell"
  • Status is not correct "Female homosexuality is also illegal"
  • Other "Female homosexuality is also illegal in UAE."

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