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LGBT rights in Eritrea

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Homosexual acts are prohibited by law in Eritrea. According to section II of the penal code from 1960, Article 600 "unnatural carnal offenses" can be punished for internment for between 10 days and 3 years.[1] [2]

Protection based on sexual orientationEdit

There is no protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Recognition of same-sex couplesEdit

Same-sex couples have no legal recognition.

LGBT life in EritreaEdit


  1. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  2. "Eritrea", Sodomy Laws. Retrieved on 2007-04-06. 

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