Wednesday, 22 April 2009

N.Y. Times: Senegal: Court Frees 9 Gay Men
Published: April 20, 2009, By ADAM NOSSITER

An appeals court on Monday freed nine gay men who had been convicted of “unnatural acts” earlier this year, in a case that drew international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments. Senegal, predominantly Muslim, criminalizes homosexuality like dozens of other African nations. The men were arrested in December at the home of a prominent gay activist and sentenced to eight years in prison.

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