There is another outrage emerging from the Iraqi legal system this week, targeting a journalist Adel Hussein. Hussien has been sentenced to six months for writing a story on homosexuality and the physical effects of homosexual sex. He was convicted of violating public decency in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq.
His lawyer is arguing that the sentence by a Kurdish court was based on an outdated 1969 Iraqi penal code and that a new law that took effect in October does not recognize a violation of “public custom.”
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