Wissam Tawfiq Abyad, a Prisoner of Conscience, was released on January 15, 2004. Wissam was arrested, detained and charged with "habitual debauchery" after he went to meet a contact he made at a gay website. Wissam's private conversations with the man over the Internet were used as evidence against him.
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Tunisia: Quash Marwan’s Conviction (UA 216/15)
A Tunisian student who has been sentenced to one year in prison for engaging in homosexual relations was released on bail on 5 November. However, his appeal trial is ongoing and he is still at risk of being imprisoned.
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