A British holidaymaker has been jailed for four months in Morocco for being gay.
Ray Cole, 69, from Deal in Kent had been visiting a Moroccan man in Marrakesh who he had met online when the pair were approached by police at a bus stop.
Officers arrested Mr Cole and Jamal Jam Wald Nass on suspicion of being homosexual – a crime that carries a maximum three year sentence in the country.
His family feared he had gone missing after losing contact with him for a nearly a week when he was arrested on September 18. He was eventually able to get in contact by ringing his home number – the only one he knew – from a fellow prisoner’s phone.
The grandfather-of-one, who came out as gay a few years ago, spoke to his housemate and told him he had been arrested but did not know where he was.