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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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The criminal law in Algeria prohibits consensual sex between same-sex couples [R1.1].

Article 338 of the Penal Code (Ordinance 66-156 of 08 June 1966) provides -

"Any person guilty of an act of homosexuality is punished with imprisonment from two months to two years and a fine of 500 to 2000 DA. If an author is a minor of eighteen years, the sentence for the major may be increased to three years imprisonment and a fine 10.000DA."

"Tout coupable d’un acte d’homosexualité est puni d’un emprisonnement de deux mois à deux ans et d’une amende de 500 à 2000 DA. Si l’un des auteurs est mineur de dix-huit ans, la peine à l’égard du majeur peut être élevée jusqu’à trois ans d’emprisonnement et 10.000DA d’amende" [R1.1].

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