We, members of civil society and LGBTQI activists, you are sharing our news, legal advice, psychological expertise as well as the release of the National Council of the Medical Association of Tunisia in connection with the case Marwan young man who was arrested and convicted for homosexuality.
The signatory organizations:
– Tunisian ssociation defense of individual freedoms
– Tunisian Association for the promotion of the right to difference
– Without Restrictions
Tunis September 29, 2015
Stop humiliation and the violation of privacy of the citizens
The signatory organizations, are known to the public authorities, human rights organizations, associations, media and public opinion, the following statement:
Today, Article 230 of the Criminal Code is once again wreaking havoc, this time condemning a young man of 22 years.
Stopped since September 6, 2015, the young man was interrogated attempt on his private life and his sexual orientation and a violation of his correspondence by reading personal messages (sms) on his cell phone;
He must also undergo an anal test to “prove his homosexuality”, which constitutes an act of torture according to the United Nations committee against torture; and the signatory associations consider an act of rape;
Tunisia is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Covenants on Human Rights and the Convention against torture, these practices are a violation of human rights and the rights guaranteed by the Tunisian constitution .
We recall in this context articles 21, 23 and 24 of the constitution:
“Article 21: Citizens shall have equal rights and duties. They are equal before the law without discrimination. The State guarantees citizens the freedoms and individual and collective rights. It ensures that they ensure conditions for a dignified life.
Article 23: The State protects the dignity of the human being and physical integrity and prohibits physical or moral torture. The crime of torture is imprescriptible.
Article 24: The State protects privacy, inviolability of the home and the confidentiality of correspondence, communications and personal data … ”
We strongly condemn these facts and demand the immediate release of the man in question.
We also demand the repeal of Article 230 of the Tunisian Penal Code as a provision unconstitutional and inconsistent with provisions of international conventions duly ratified by Tunisia.
Tunis September 29, 2015
Stop to the humiliation and the violation of privacy of the citizens
The signataires organisms-have made The Following statement, qui est Addressed to the autorités, human rights organisms, associations, media and public hearing:
Today, the Article 230 of the Tunisian penal code is once again Violating private rights, this time by condemning a young man of 22 years old.
During His arrest since September 6, 2015, the young man has-been interrogated by the Police details about On His private life and his sexual orientation. The Police-have-been furthermore Violating His personal privacy by reading messages On His cell phone (SMS).
Was the young man to be Subjected to forced anal year test in order for the policy to “Prove His homosexuality”. This year deriving their act of torture the United Nations selon committee contre torture, and the Consider It signataires associations have an act of rape.
That is Given Tunisia has signataires to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Covenant on Human Rights and the Convention contre torture Such practices are a violation of human The Therefore rights and the rights guaranteed by the Tunisian constitution.
We recall in this context articles 21, 23 and 24 of the Constitution:
Article 21: All citoyens, male and female, equal rights and duties-have, and are equal before the law without discrimination Any Freedoms and Guarantees The state individual and collective rights to all citoyens, and citoyens Provides all the conditions for a dignified life.
Article 23: The state Protects Human Dignity and physical integrity, and prohibits physical and mental torture. Crimes of torture are not subject to-any statute of limitations.
Article 24: The state Protects the right to privacy and the inviolability of the home, and the confidentiality of correspondence, communications and personal information. Every Citizen Has the right to choose Their Place of residence, to free movement Within The country, and the right to leave the country. ”
We Strongly Condemn thesis acts and demand the immediate release of the young man in question. We also demand the repeal of Article 230 of the Tunisian Penal Code as a provision, qui is Unconstitutional and inconsistent with provisions of international conventions Duly Ratified byTunisia.
Source – Without Restrictions