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Australia: Tasmanian law discriminates against homosexuals

, Index number: ASA 12/004/1993

AI is concerned that sections 122a and 122c of the Tasmanian Criminal Code Act 1924 (amended 1987) criminalize all male homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. Homosexuals imprisoned under this law would be considered by AI to be prisoners of conscience. AI urges the Tasmanian State Government to repeal these sections and to ensure that future legislation will not permit the imprisonment for consensual homosexual acts between adults in private.

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