Cyprus Bailout | South’s Finance Minister Accused of ‘Unnatural Acts’


Cyprus Bailout | South’s Finance Minister Accused of ‘Unnatural Acts’

Whilst the Finance Minister Mr Michael Sarris was still in office and fighting for a deal with the EU, all mention of the charges brought against him of homosexual acts in north Cyprus were ‘off limits’. Now he is no longer in office, the gloves seem to have been taken off, see International Business Times.

It is inconceivable that in the 21st century such homophobic laws are still on the statute books, but in north Cyprus they are. It is no good using the excuse that it is a throwback from the British rule since most countries that did have laws making homosexuality illegal managed to repeal these outdated laws. Why then do north Cyprus keep such a law on their statute books and indeed, go that step further and charge anyone under that antiquated law? Most such ‘unnatural acts’ as their law calls them take place in privacy and indoors, and need officers to invade that privacy to witness such acts. What happens between two consenting adults, homosexual or heterosexual in private is no ones business but their own.

Whilst the writer of this particular article appears to feel the same way as most of us in the 21st century, one has to then wonder why it was felt necessary to publish it?

Power to the people

Citizen Smith

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