Man ‘reports he has been raped by two male robbers – and is jailed for eight months under Tunisia’s anti-gay laws’

A man has been jailed for eight months under Tunisia’s anti-gay laws after reporting that he had been raped by two male robbers, it has been claimed.

The 22-year-old is said to have gone to a police station in the southern Tunisian town of Sfax to report the alleged assault and robbery – only to be arrested himself.

A gay rights group in the North African country said he was accused of homosexuality and forced to undergo an invasive anal examination.

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