Countries in which the most violent anti-homosexual laws


The bill to ban the promotion of homosexuality among minors, adopted in Russia on January 25 in the first reading, his supporters called a measure designed to protect traditional family values. At the same time as one of the main arguments is the experience of other countries. To understand what other measures can be justified foreign experience, we summarize the experience of the countries with the most stringent anti-gay laws.

 
Sudan
 
The punishment for same-sex relationships: from 5 years in prison to the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
Sharia law, which form the basis of the legislation of the North African states expressly prohibit homosexual relations, providing penalties for even a man disguised as a woman. Violations of this law once Sudanese court sentenced 19 young men to a sentence of 30 lashes each and a large (by local standards) fined $ 400. If the court proved that partiers not just dressed in women's clothes, but also had sexual intercourse, the punishment could be much more severe - including the death penalty.
 
Tanzania
 
The penalty for homosexual behavior: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
In 2010, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete denied accreditation to one of the diplomats representing Western Europe, on the basis of his sexual orientation. As tough Tanzanian authorities have responded to the threat of the British prime minister David Cameron to deprive the country of financial assistance, if Tanzania refuses to respect the rights of homosexuals: "We do not agree to legalize this nonsense to get help and money," - said the head of the Tanzanian Foreign Minister Bernard mem.
 
Barbados
 
The penalty for homosexual behavior: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
Just how hard the authorities of this island nation to respond to public display of homosexuality, can be judged by the following fact. No major travel agency specializing in travel arrangements for supporters of same-sex love, does not include Barbados to the list of items visit. Gay travelers specifically warn about the danger of the island and the more manifestation of his inclinations, which can cause not only domestic violence, but also to severe criminal penalties - up to life imprisonment.
 
Saudi Arabia
 
The punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
Perhaps the most famous case of the death penalty for homosexuality in Saudi Arabia - a public beheading with a sword three convicted of homosexuality in 2000. This sentence has become widely known outside of the country and caused a lot of protests, which, however, no real consequences failed. The only direct consequence - the inclusion of Saudi Arabia to the list of countries to which the House is not recommended to go on vacation.
 
UAE
 
The punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
A striking example of the official reaction of the UAE authorities to homosexual relationships can serve the sentence to two lesbians - a citizen of Bulgaria and Lebanon, charged with unnatural public hugs and kisses. They spent a month in prison, after which they were extradited. Such a punishment can be considered unusually mild: if foreigners were in place to UAE nationals for them it would have ended with death by beheading.
 
Iran
 
The punishment for same-sex relationships: the death penalty
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
The loudest event shows the attitude of the Iranian authorities to homosexuality, was the execution in 2005 of two young boys accused of homosexuality - Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni. The verdict was carried out, in spite of the protests and the official notes from the most developed countries of the world. Tehran has not responded to the demand for a moratorium on the death penalty for homosexuals or in principle refuse to prosecute homosexuals. And last year, the head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Javad Larijani said that the authorities consider homosexuality a "manifestation of immorality and disease."
 
Pakistan
 
The penalty for homosexual behavior: life imprisonment
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
The Constitution of Pakistan just does not stipulate a ban on homosexuality, but such relationships are illegal and punishable by sharia, which operate in the country since 1990. In 2011, Pakistan's largest Islamic party "Jamaat-e-Islami" has issued a statement which said: "These people (homosexuals) - the bane and the dregs of society. They do not deserve the right to be called Muslims or Pakistanis. "
 
Malaysia
 
The penalty for homosexual behavior: up to 20 years in prison
Same-sex marriage: banned
The possibility of adoption by same-sex partners: banned
Anti-discrimination laws: no
 
A year ago, in January 2012 the first, Malay second court acquitted former Deputy Prime Minister, leader of the opposition movement of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim. The first time he was accused of homosexuality in 1998 - immediately after the relationship between Ibrahim and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, exacerbated by the differences of approaches to mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis on Malaysia. On charges of corruption and sodomy, Ibrahim was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but in 2004 the sentence was revised and all charges dropped. The second trial began in 2008 and lasted for almost three years, but again ended in an acquittal policy.

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