Homosexuality trial sparks debate in Morocco

Moroccan protesters living in the neighborhood where two men presumed to be homosexual were assaulted, demonstrate against homosexuality and in support of family members who are on trial in connection with the assault, on April 4, 2016A man on trial for homosexuality and three others who allegedly attacked him appeared in court in central Morocco on Monday amid an outcry by human rights groups. Rights organisations are demanding that Morocco decriminalise homosexuality, which is punishable by up to three years in jail. The hearing in the central town of Beni Mellal lasted just a few minutes, said Hussein Harchi of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights.

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