In Tunisia, gay sex accusations are a political tool

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The leader of Tunisia’s opposition Liberal Party, Mounir Baatour, has been arrested and jailed on sodomy charges, his attorney told Agence France-Presse.

Court action on April 3 followed an incident on March 31 at the Sheraton Tunis Hotel, when hotel staff reportedly found two men engaging in sex.

Baatour “totally denied the charges against him,” said his attorney, Koutheir Bouallegue. He added, “It is wrong to say he was caught in the act.”

Citing sources in Tunisia, Gay Star News said that the claims about Baatour may have been invented or exaggerated to discredit him politically.

Tunisia’s recent political history includes other accusations of homosexuality. Earlier this year, opponents of Prime Minister Ali Larayedh released a black-and-white video from 1991, allegedly showing him engaging in sex with a man while he was imprisoned by the previous regime.

Under Tunisian law, sodomy is punishable by up to three years…

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