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Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

African prisons often are hotbeds of homophobic violence, but that hasn't been the experience of seven Senegalese men convicted in November on homosex [...]
37 arrests of allegedly LGBTQ Senegalese since September

37 arrests of allegedly LGBTQ Senegalese since September

The ongoing anti-LGBTQ crackdown in Senegal reached a new milestone yesterday with the arrest of the 37th person suspected of being part of a sexual m [...]
Romeo and Juliet: Couple in love flees Mauritanian parents, sharia law

Romeo and Juliet: Couple in love flees Mauritanian parents, sharia law

This is a love story, but not a usual one: A young couple fell in love and got married. The bride’s parents objected. So far, so familiar. But here’s [...]
Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

This fall, Senegal learned that its human rights defenders lacked the courage to defend sexual minorities against human rights abuses. From [...]
Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

LGBT rights activists in Senegal are speaking out against violently homophobic Islamists even as they work to help the victims of that homophobia. A t [...]
Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Two suspected homosexuals were arrested Nov. 23 in the area of ​​the Grand Mosque of Dakar, Senegal. From the African Human Rights Media Netw [...]
13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

Torture by police followed by the dangers of release back into Senegal's homophobic society. That is the testimony of men who were arrested Oct. 16 at [...]
Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

A court in Senegal imposed prison sentences Friday on seven allegedly gay men who were arrested Oct. 16 at a celebration that police claimed was a gay [...]
Senegal: Anti-gay zealots target 25 arrested men, 4 teenage girls

Senegal: Anti-gay zealots target 25 arrested men, 4 teenage girls

Senegal has intensified its repression of LGBTQ+ people amid escalating  anti-gay propaganda and political pressure from the strict Islamist organizat [...]
Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

The last of 10 suspected homosexuals who were rounded up on Sept. 20 by the Safyatoul Haman religious militia in the holy city of Touba have been evac [...]
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