“Article 141 of the new [2001] Penal Code does not differentiate between gay and heterosexual rape and provides 14 years as the same minimal age of consent for both whereas the punishment for rape remains the same - 2-5 years of confinement. The punishment for consenting sexual intercourse with a person under 14 years of age has become remarkably milder - up to 3 years of confinement (Article 145) instead of previous confinement of 4 years (vaginal intercourse) and from 2 to 10 years (anal intercourse). Article 146 provides confinement for up to 2 years for satisfaction of sexual desire with a person under 14 years of age otherwise than by sexual intercourse”[1].





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Last revised: Jun 2005


[1]Kotte, L. (2001) Estonia Repeals Discriminatory Age of Consent for Same-Sex Activity, EuroLetter [ILGA Europe] 89:10