Moroccan Gay Men To Serve Four Months For Posing Close Together For Photograph

Two Moroccan gay men have been sentenced to four months each in jail after they were arrested for standing too close to one another as they posed for a photograph in front of a historic site in Rabat.
Lahcen, 38, and Mohsine, 25, whose surnames the Guardian did not publish in order to protect their identities, were found guilty on Friday of homosexuality and obscenity, in a trial described by activists as grossly unfair. Under Morocco’s anti-gay laws, they were also condemned to pay a fine of 500 dirhams or 136 US Dollars.