Gay men are being harassed and abused in Morocco after photos taken from gay chat apps were circulated online. Photos spread after a social media influencer told her followers to make fake accounts on apps to see how common homosexuality is. Homosexuality is illegal in the conservative Muslim country, which is in lockdown because of coronavirus. The restrictions mean many men are unable to leave their homes where families abuse them, activists say. One man, a student who returned from France during the lockdown, killed himself after being identified as gay, Moroccan media report. The number of men reporting abuse and asking for help has increased since the online campaign began, says Mr Mouti, who left Morocco to study for a PhD in the UK.
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