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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is unlawful [R1.1].

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

Article 135. Sodomy

"(1) Sodomy, that is the sexual relations of the man with the man, is punished by imprisonment for the term of up to two years" [R1.2].

R1.1 Associated Press: "Gay Journalist on Trial in Uzbekistan" 23 JUL 03
R1.2 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 700.06kb, 13 MAY 09

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