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After winning a four-year battle against government efforts to shut it down, Tunisia’s leading LGBT+ rights group said it will push for gay sex to be decriminalized amid rising convictions for same-sex relations. Shams’ director Mounir Baatour said the court victory would help.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tunisian politician first openly gay president has said he will push to decriminalize gay sex and.

Baatour is co-founder of the Shams association, through which he has for years campaigned against Tunisia's criminalisation of gay sex, which.

But LGBT Tunisians remain marginalized, and authorities have continued to prosecute Tunisians for engaging in gay sex — a crime punishable.

On 7 December 2016, two Tunisian men were arrested on suspicion of homosexual activity in Sousse.