British Man Falls Victim to Morocco’s Harsh Anti Gay Laws.

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British man, Ray Cole who spent 19 days in a Moroccan jail for being gay has described his experience as ‘hell on earth.’

69-year-old Ray Cole fell victim to Morocco’s harsh anti gay laws when he was arrested alongside his partner, Jamal a local man whom Cole had struck up a relationship with.

The arrest happened in Marrakech, while Cole was waiting to catch a bus. Both men were charged with participating in “homosexual acts” and faced four months imprisonment.

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After enduring 19 days apart in separate holding cells, Cole and Jamal were finally released with Cole allowed to return to the United Kingdom, following a high profile campaign lead by his family and supported by various GLBT organisations.

A campaign is now underway for Cole to be reunited with Jamal who may be eligible to claim asylum in the United Kingdom.

 

Article | Levi Joule

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