By the Numbers: Countries That Outlaw Gay Sex

Malaysia's leading opposition figure, Anwar Ibrahim, was recently detained on sodomy charges, which could land him up to 20 years in jail. A look at other countries that outlaw sex between consenting gay adults:

85 Number of nations that ban gay sex under laws on "sodomy," "pederasty," "buggery" or "serious indecency"

8 Number that impose the death penalty: Iran, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, U.A.E., Sudan, Afghanistan, parts of Nigeria

10 Number where the max is life in prison: includes Uganda, India, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Singapore

35 Number that criminalize sex between men but not women: includes Bahrain, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

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