Iraq journalist jailed for writing about homosexuality - Press Gazette

Iraq journalist jailed for writing about homosexuality

A journalist working in the Kurdish-ruled northern region of Iraq has been sentenced to six months in jail for writing a story about homosexuality.

He was prosecuted under a law from the outdated 1969 Iraq penal code concerning “public decency”, AP reports.

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