Tunis (AFP) — A court in Tunisia has sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgment condemned by rights activists, their lawyer said on Monday.
The court in Kairouan last week handed down the maximum term under a controversial article of the criminal code that criminalizes sex between males, Boutheina Karkni said.
The six were also banned from the central city for five years after they complete their sentences, she said.
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