Article 230 criminalises sodomy between men with a penalty of three years imprisonment. The Arabic version of the law has been interpreted to criminalise homosexual acts between men and also between women.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
1. Penal Code 1913, Article 230 Sodomy
“The sodomy, that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years.” Full text.
The arabic version of the criminal code, translated into English, provides that “[h]omosexual acts between males or females, that are not covered in any of the other previous articles, are punished with imprisonment for three years.”