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JORDAN

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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

The Jordanian Penal Code provides -

Article 298

1. Whoever without violence or intimidation commits an indecent act on a child under 15 years old or persuades him/her to commit an indecent act shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment with hard labour.

2. The term of imprisonment shall not be less than 5 years if the child is under 12 years old.

Article 299

Any person such as those described in Article 295 who commits an indecent act on individual, male or female, aged over 15 years but and under 18, or persuades him/her to commit an indecent act shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment with hard labour.

Article 306

Whoever solicits an indecent act from a boy or a girl under 15 years of age or uses indecent terms to address him/her shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding 25 Jordanian Dinars. [R1.1].

R1.1 Interpol: Sexual offences against children Spring 06
Censorship, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Free Speech, Right of Assembly Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 28 April 2016, it was reported that Jordan had banned a concert by Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese rock band in which Hamed Sinn is an openly gay singer. The band has been accused of promoting homosexuality and inciting political revolts [R1.1].

R1.1 DailyMail: Jordan bans Lebanese rock band fronted by gay singer 28 APR 16
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 28 April 2016, it was reported that Jordan had banned a concert by Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese rock band in which Hamed Sinn is an openly gay singer. The band has been accused of promoting homosexuality and inciting political revolts [R1.1].

R1.1 DailyMail: Jordan bans Lebanese rock band fronted by gay singer 28 APR 16
HIV Aids Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In September 1998, Jordan's Health Ministry reported that the nation deported 26 HIV positive foreigners whose infections were detected during mandatory medical examinations required to obtain work and residency permits [R1.1].

Jordan is reported to quarantine HIV+ people [R1.1].

R1.1 Capital Q: "HIV+ Foreigners Expelled" 18 SEP 98
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

Since 1951, consensual sex between same-sex couples has reportedly been lawful [R1.1].

Schmitt and Soefer noted that the Penal Code of 1951 makes no distinction between sexual intercourse by persons of the same sex or persons of different sexes [R1.2].

R1.1 ILGA: "State-Sponsored Homophobia" MAY 08
R1.2 Schmitt and Sofer: "Sexuality and Eroticism among Males in Moslem Societies"

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