The Shari'a law applies in Mauritania. According to the penal code from 1983, part II chapter 1, section 4, Article 308 states any adult Muslim caught engaging in an "unnatural act" with a member of the same sex is punishable with the death sentence by public (stoning).
- ↑ Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1217. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
- Behind The Mask – South African LGBT media site: Mauritania. Retrieved 2008-02-27.