This applies even if sexual behavior is going to occur in a private place.
Article 330 of the penal code states that anyone who is charged with an act of prostitution or immorality is to be taken to a hospital and tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
“What I like about this is that it’s interactive,” said Katie Scarbrough, who oversees the 59 victims’ advocates on base.
Article 350 of the penal code prohibits any sort of public indecency, with an additional ban on any person from committing an indecent act with a woman, even if the act is in private and with her consent.
Article 354 of the penal code prohibits cruising or using words or signs on a street or other public place for the purposes of indulging in immoral behavior.
Article 328 of the penal code prohibits anyone operating or being employed at an business where prostitution or any sort of immorality is taking place or being promoted.
Article 329 of the penal code prohibits people from public solicitation involving prostitution or any sort of immoral activity.
“We want to empower people with another option if they are in a situation like that,” said James Mandley, the base coordinator for sexual-assault response.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Keyrstyn Wilson said she was going to tell everyone about the course. It’s the first time at Naval Support Activity Bahrain that a self-defense course has been included as part of the installation’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program. Tony Wolfe, one of the base victim advocates, said he has never seen a class like this in his 19-year Navy career. Marines from the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team based here have designed a curriculum that teaches defensive techniques as a last resort to prevent a sexual assault.Law enforcement agents and the courts have the authority to issue fines and/or jail time for any activities in violation of laws such as under-age same-sex acts, as only adults aged twenty-one and above are legally allowed to engage in homosexuality.Bahrain was given its first criminal ban on homosexuality, defined as by the United Kingdom, which imposed a similar law throughout each of its colonies.There are several other parts of the penal code that can be used against LGBT people.