Iraq criminalises homosexuality with 10-15 years’ jail

Iraq criminalises homosexuality with 10-15 years’ jail

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The New Arab

‘s parliament passed a law criminalising same-sex relationships with a maximum 15-year prison sentence on Saturday, in a move it said aimed to uphold religious values but was condemned by rights advocates as the latest attack on the LGBT community in Iraq. The law aims to “protect Iraqi society from moral depravity and the calls for that have overtaken the world,” according to a copy of the law seen by news agency Reuters. It was backed mainly by conservative Shi’ite Muslim parties who form the largest coalition in mainly Muslim Iraq’s parliament. The Law on Combating Prostit…

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