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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

Consensual sex between same sex couples at age sixteen (16) is lawful [L1.1].

Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan

Article 141. Sexual Intercourse And Other Actions of Sexual Character With an Individual Under 16 Years of Age

(1) Sexual intercourse, homosexuality or lesbianism committed by an individual at the age of 18 years with an individual under 16 years of age when there are no elements of the crime stipulated by Article 138 and Article 139 of the present Code, is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of 2 to 5 years [L1.1].

L1.1 Legislationonline: Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan (Accessed 29 JAN 13)
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

In 1998, consensual sex between same-sex couples became lawful [R1.1].

Criminal Code of 1997 (Effective January 1, 1998)
Unofficial translation

Article 141. Sexual Intercourse And Other Actions of Sexual Character With an Individual Under 16 Years of Age

(1) Sexual intercourse, homosexuality or lesbianism committed by an individual at the age of 18 years with an individual under 16 years of age when there are no elements of the crime stipulated by Article 138 and Article 139 of the present Code, is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of 2 to 5 years.

(2) The same actions:

a) taking advantage of an official position;

b) committed by a parent, teacher or other person who is imposed responsibilities for upbringing, are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 3 to 5 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or be engaged in certain activities for up to 3 years or without it.

Article 142. Debauched Actions

(1) Commitment of debauched actions without violence in relation to an individual under 16 years of age when there are no elements of the crime specified by Article 139 of the present Code, is punishable by up to 3 years' imprisonment.

(2) The same actions:

a) using violence or threat of violence;

b) using an official position;

c) committed by a parent, teacher or other person who is imposed responsibilities for upbringing,

d) committed to juveniles, are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 2 to 5 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or be engaged in certain activities for up to 3 years or without it [R1.2].

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