A British man spent 20 days in jail in Morocco for “homosexual acts.” He’s now been released and has returned to the UK and he reports that the experience was…a nightmare.
He said prison conditions were “horrendous”, with inmates as young as 10 and as old as 90 being held “for nothing”.
“I can hardly move my arm now, from 20 nights sleeping on the floor – I just want to go home and sleep in a soft bed,” he said.
He had no idea about the campaigning for his release carried out by his family, who said they were “ecstatic” about his return.
“I’m so proud of them – I couldn’t have a better family,” Mr Cole added.
He said the attitudes to homosexuality in Morocco “are about 100 years out of date”.
Another man, Jamal Jam Wald Nass, who was with Cole was also jailed, and Cole doesn’t know what happened to him. He and his family plan to consult their legal team to find out how they can help him.