Tag Archives: Senegal

Senegal: 11 Men Arrested For “Homosexual Acts”

The Associated Press reports: Residents in the Senegalese town of Kaolack say police have arrested 11 people accused of homosexual acts. Boukhari Ndiaye said the arrested were among 20 people attending a celebration of a gay marriage at a school in the town about 200 kilometres southeast of the capital, Dakar, on Friday. He said the 11 remain at the ...

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SENEGAL: Five Lesbians Arrested

Five “suspected lesbians” have been arrested in Senegal’s continuing crackdown on its LGBT citizens. The five women were detained early Monday morning during a birthday party at a restaurant in Dakar’s Yoff district that has been described in the Senegalese press as a meeting point for gay men and lesbians, said Ndeye Kebe, president of the activist group Women’s Smile. ...

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European Union Grants Asylum Eligibility For LGBT Refugees From Anti-Gay Nations

Excellent news from the EU. The BBC has the story: The EU’s top court has ruled that homosexuals from Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal who fear imprisonment in their home country have grounds for asylum in EU member states. The Netherlands had asked the court for advice about three gay citizens of those countries seeking asylum. The European Court of ...

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SENEGAL: Gay Man’s Body Ripped From Grave, Abused And Videotaped

In a story about the widening oppression of LGBT people across Africa, ABC News reports that in 2009, a gay man’s body was exhumed from its grave and desecrated by a mob who videotaped the scene and sold the clip at public markets. Madieye Diallo’s body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended ...

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You Can’t Be Gay And Buried In Senegal

Even after death, you cannot escape the gay witchhunt in Senegal. Senegalese villagers dug up the body of a man at the weekend, saying he was gay and that they did not want him buried in a Muslim cemetery, police said Monday. Police in the village of Thies, in the west of the country, were called out after villagers exhumed ...

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Senegal: Eight Years In Prison For HIV/AIDS Activists

Senegal, which recently hosted a major international AIDS conference, has sentenced nine gay men to eight years in prison for “unnatural and indecent acts.” Most of the men are HIV/AIDS activists. The jailing in Senegal of nine gay men for eight years over “indecent conduct and unnatural acts” has been condemned by an international gay rights group. Homosexual acts are ...

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