Correction: World Cup-LGBT Appeal story
Sep 19, 2022, 8:14 PM | Updated: Sep 20, 2022, 9:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story published September 19, 2022, about a human rights conference in Germany ahead of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, The Associated Press erroneously reported the criminal penalties for being convicted of engaging in gay or lesbian sexual activity based on comments by a fan representative at the event. Qatari law calls for a prison sentence of one to three years for adults convicted of consensual gay or lesbian sex. However, the U.S. State Department warned in a report last year that homosexuality remains punishable by death under Shariah, or Islamic, law, though there have been no reports of any such execution being carried out in Qatar.
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