70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT
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70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Several of these countries are universal tourist destinations but homosexuality remains illegal and punishable within its legislation.

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Algeria

Punishment: From two months to two years in prison

Antigua and Barbuda

Punishment: 15 years in prison for adults and 5 years for minors

Bangladesh

Punishment : 10 years in prison

Barbados

Penalty: Life in prison

Bhutan

Penalty: From a month to a year in prison

Botswana

Penalty: More than 7 years in prison

Brunei

Penalty: 10 years in prison. However, the new legislation launched this month punishes homosexuality with death under stoning.

Burundi

Penalty: From three months to two years in prison and a fine of between 30 and 60 dollars (the inhabitants of Burundi live on less than one dollar a day).

Cameroon

Penalty: 5 years in prison and fines of 350 dollars

Chad

Penalty: 2 years in prison and fines of up to $ 850

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Comoros

Penalty: up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to 2 thousand dollars

Cook Islands

Penalty: Up to 7 years in prison

Dominica

Penalty: 5 years in prison and the obligation to intern in a psychiatric center

Egypt

Penalty: Up to three years in prison and attend a “special reformatory” to receive treatment

Eritrea

Penalty: up to 7 years in prison

Swaziland

Penalty: Not specified

Ethiopia

Penalty: 15 years in prison

Gambia

Penalty: Life imprisonment for homosexuals and people with HIV

Ghana

Penalty: up to three years in prison

Pomegranate

Penalty: 10 years in prison

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Guinea

Penalty: up to three years in prison

Guyana

Penalty: Two years in prison

Iran

Penalty: from 30 to 100 lashes and death penalty for repeat offenders

Jamaica

Penalty: 10 years in prison and forced labor

Kenya

Penalty: Up to 40 years in prison

Kiribati

Penalty: 14 years in prison

Kuwait

Penalty: up to 7 years in prison

Lebanon

Penalty: up to one year in jail

Liberia

Penalty: one year in prison

Libya

Penalty: 5 years in jail

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Malawi

Penalty: 14 years for men and five for women

Malaysia

Penalty: 20 years in jail including lashes

Maldives

Penalty: 100 lashes and up to 8 months in prison

Mauritania

Penalty: death by stoning

Mauricio

Penalty: 5 years in jail

Morocco

Penalty: Up to three years in prison and fines of 100 dollars

Myanmar

Penalty: 10 years in prison

Namibia

Penalty: Not specified or applied for years. However, the prohibition of homosexuality is maintained throughout its territory.

Nigeria

Penalty: 14 years in prison. In 2017, 40 men were imprisoned for being homosexuals.

Palestine

Penalty: 10 years in prison

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Oman

Penalty: Up to 3 years in prison

Pakistan

Penalty: Life in prison

Papua New Guinea

Penalty: Up to 7 years in prison

Qatar

Penalty: Death

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Penalty: 10 years in prison and forced labor

St. lucia

Penalty: 10 years in prison

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Penalty: Up to 10 years in prison

Samoa

Penalty: 5 years in jail

Saudi Arabia

Death penalty

Senegal

Penalty: 5 years in jail or a fine of 2 thousand dollars

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Sierra Leone

Penalty: 10 years in prison

Singapore

Penalty: 2 years in prison

Solomon Islands

Penalty: 14 years in prison

Somalia

Penalty: 3 years in prison

South Sudan

Penalty: 10 years in prison

Sri Lanka

Penalty: 10 years in prison

Sudan

Penalty: 5 years in jail and lashes. Death penalty upon reoffending

Syria

Penalty: three years in prison

Tanzania

Penalty: 30 years in prison

Togo

Penalty: Up to three years in jail

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Tonga

Penalty: Lashes and 10 years in prison

Tunisia

Penalty: 3 years in prison

Turkmenistan

Penalty: Up to 10 years in prison if there is recidivism

Tuvalu

Penalty: 14 years

Uganda

Life imprisonment

United Arab Emirates

Life imprisonment

Uzbekistan

Penalty: 3 years in prison

Yemen

Penalty: Death by stoning for married men. Singles receive 100 lashes and one year in prison. For women, they are three years in jail and 100 lashes too.

Zambia

Life imprisonment

Zimbabwe

Penalty: one year in prison

70 COUNTRIES WHERE IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE GAY AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Credits: BuzzFeed News , Human Rights Watch.

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