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Iraq’s parliament passed a law criminalizing same-sex relationships

Published on April 29, 2024
Current Context: On April 27, 2024, Iraq’s parliament passed a law criminalizing same-sex relationships, imposing jail terms of between 10 and 15 years.
Iraq’s parliament passed a law criminalizing same-sex relationships
  • The law also criminalizes transgender people, with potential prison sentences of one to three years.
  • The legislation extends to those promoting homosexuality or prostitution, doctors performing gender reassignment surgery, men who “intentionally” act like women, and those involved in “wife swapping”.
  • This law has been widely criticized by international human rights organizations and governments, including the US State Department and the UK Secretary of State Lord David Cameron.
  • Who described the amendments as “dangerous and worrying” and urged the Iraqi Government to uphold the human rights and freedoms of all people.

Question:

Q.1 What is the jail term imposed by the law for same-sex relationships in Iraq?
a. Between 5 and 10 years
b. Between 7 and 15 years
c. Between 15 and 20 years
d. Between 10 and 15 years
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