The authorities arrested Zouhayer Makhlouf on September 4, 2002. He was detained at the Ministry of Interior in the capital Tunis and questioned by the State Security Department after being arrested without warrant and held in incommunicado detention for four days. Both men were released without charge on 8 February; two days after the initial UA had been issued.
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Tunisia: end discrimination against LGBT people
In Tunisia, those who engage in consensual same-sex sexual relations can face up to 3 years in prison. Transgender and gender non-conforming people also face risk of arrest and prosecution.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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