Tunis - A Tunisian appeals court on Thursday reduced the sentence imposed on six students for homosexual activity from three years in jail to one month, their lawyer said.
The court in the coastal city of Sousse ordered them to pay a fine of 400 dinars (180 euros, $195) each but lifted a previous five-year ban on entering the central city of Kairouan, Fadwa Braham said.
Four of the defendants will appeal to the Court of Cassation, she added.
The six students - aged between 19 and 23 - had been freed on a bail of 500 dinars (230 euros, $249) each in January.
They were arrested in early December after neighbours denounced them, and were made to undergo anal examinations, according to their lawyers.