09/07/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
A Moroccan appeals court has upheld the earlier convictions of a group of men accused of homosexual acts.
The six men were arrested in April in the rural town of Fqih Bensalah. They were later convicted of “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex,” along with incitement to prostitution, and public drunkenness or driving under the influence. >>>
Organisers of an all-gay cruise on Saturday blamed Moroccan officials for the cancellation of what would have been the first visit of its kind to a Muslim country, but the tourism minister denied the ship was banned and said its passengers were welcome. >>>
Novelist Abdellah Taia, who has won international acclaim, has confronted a taboo in his native Morocco and won’t back down — he is the first writer to come out in a country that bans homosexuality. >>>