Last edited: October 31, 2004

British Gay Man Jailed in Morocco October 6, 2004

A British man has been jailed in Morocco for having sex with two men.

Kenneth Watson is accused of having sex with an 18 and 16 year old, according to the BBC.

Gay sex is illegal in the north African country and is punishable by a jail sentence, sometimes up to three years.

Watson, 66, must serve a year in jail for the crime, although he is currently appealing against his conviction, the British Embassy says. He was also charged the equivalent of 31 for the crime.

The 18 year old man was also given a year long sentence, but the 16 year old was released as he was considered a minor under Moroccan law.

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