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Sections 168, 169, 170 and 172 of the Penal Code concern "crimes against family life":
Sections 168 and 169 prohibit assaults against a person with a penalty of 6 months to 5 years' imprisonment.
Section 170 criminalizes rape, with a penalty of 5 to 40 years' imprisonment.
Section 172 punishes assaults on minors, as a "break of public morals" with a penalty of a fine and 3 months to 5 years' imprisonment. (PB)
The Pink Book states that "homosexual behaviour is illegal" and that the above mentioned Sections can be used to punish homosexual acts.

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