Ray Cole, a 69-year-old former magazine publisher from Britain, is sitting in a "filthy" Moroccan jail because he's gay.
Cole and a male companion were arrested on September 18 while waiting for a bus in Marrakesh — he's been in jail ever since. Reports indicate police used pictures on Cole's cell phone — which pictured him with his Moroccan male companion — as evidence of homosexuality, which is illegal in the north African nation.
The British embassy was not informed of Cole's arrest and his son did not know where his father was for nearly a week. On October 2, Cole was sentenced to four months in prison, but his son enlisted the help of British officials to get the sentence reduced or reversed. Read more here.