Homosexuality no longer a Crime

in North Cyprus

Homosexuality_2The parliament in Northern Cyprus has approved the amendments to the penal law, which takes homosexuality out of the scope of crime and abolish the death penalty.

The main opposition National Unity Party (UBP) did not participate in the voting of the controversial amendments, which brought penal law Chapter 154 dating back to the British Colonial Administration, in line with the modern principles of rule of law and human rights.

The amendments, which will go into effect after being published in Northern Cypriot official gazette takes homosexuality out of the scope of crime, abolishes death penalty, increases penalties against the sexual exploitation of children and the mentally disabled and modernizes the provisions on violence against women and prostitution.

Source: lemonCY.eu