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The accused were charged with conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and belonging to an unlawful society. If married, the punishment for committing sodomy is execution by stoning rajm. Sex acts between women are not mentioned specifically in the code, although it is arguable that the gender-neutral term "person" in Section of the code includes women.
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