Tunisians shout slogans as they protest in front of the courthouse where renowned blogger Azyz Amani, who was active during the 2011 revolution, is appearing on May 23, 2014, in Tunis. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
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Marwen, who was on bail pending the verdict, will remain free because the revised sentence is equivalent to time he had already served since his arrest in September.Local rights groups ATSM and Shams condemned the original verdict, calling anal exams "scandalous".They call for decriminalising homosexuality in Tunisia by revising Article 230 of the penal code, according to which sodomy between consenting adults is punishable by up to three years in prison.In July, a Swedish man was given two years behind bars in Tunisia for "homosexual acts". On Wednesday, 13 human rights groups called on Tunisia to repeal the law that criminalises homosexuality practice after six students, who had also been forced to undergo anal examinations, were jailed.
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