Entry #793: Homosexual activity in United Arab Emirates

Current Version

RegionUnited Arab Emirates
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateDec 8, 1987
End Datenow
DescriptionThere are no known instances of imposition of the death penalty, or sentences to life in prison, according to the US Department of State, Amnesty and the ILGA. Prison sentences, fines, floggings, and deportation for foreign nationals, are known to have been consequences of suspected or established same-sex sexual conduct.
Sourceshttp://www.icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl-nat.nsf/0/218e3da95ead1d44c12576b2003ab1ba/$FILE/Penal%20Code.pdf
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "status with death castrations and other punishments is the correct status"
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality illegal with death, life in prison, floggings, castrations, beatings, honor killings, vigilante executions, vigilante attacks, psychological treatments, fines, deportation"


Revision History (6)

Revision by JordanB3047

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteMale homosexuality is punishable by death. Female homosexuality on the other hand, may not be mentioned, but maybe covered under article 358 of the Penal Code which mentions indecent act.There are no known instances of imposition of the death penalty, or sentences to life in prison, according to the US Department of State, Amnesty and the ILGA. Prison sentences, fines, floggings, and deportation for foreign nationals, are known to have been consequences of suspected or established same-sex sexual conduct.

Revision by CHR0LL0PH0BICCC

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)

Revision by JordanB3047

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)
NoteArticle 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.Male homosexuality is punishable by death. Female homosexuality on the other hand, may not be mentioned, but maybe covered under article 358 of the Penal Code which mentions indecent act.

Revision by Pizzaslices412653

Old Value New Value
ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (death penalty as punishment)

Revision by maddyksf

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Male illegal, female uncertain
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Article 354 is about rape -- the use of coercion to have sex with a female or a male. It is not about homosexuality."

Revision by chae

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueMale illegal, female uncertainIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Reports (12)
  • Status is not correct "Article 354 is about punishment for rape (of women or men). "
  • 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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