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Tanzania takes ten men after call to manhunt gay

Tanzania takes ten men after call to manhunt gay

On the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar took the police ten men because they are homosexual would be. The arrests follow after the governor of Dar es Salaam on Monday to call for a manhunt on homosexuals.

The arrests happened on the beach, Pongwe. The police had a tip received from the public about a same-sex marriage, according to the human rights organization. The ten men are stuck without charge in a local police station, according to human rights organization Amnesty International.

The arrests follow after the governor of Dar es Salaam on Monday to call for a manhunt on homosexuals. Governor Paul Makondo added that a special team consisting of agents and news media professionals couples of the same sex would try to identify and to address. Citizens were also encouraged to gays to verklikken.

The European Union called afterwards its ambassador from the East African country back. The central government then distanced itself from that call, and promised to the international conventions on human rights to respect.

Up to 30 years in prison

Homosexuality is, according to the Tanzanian law is illegal. Who is found guilty, risk up to 30 years in prison. Since last year, the persecution of homosexuals in Tanzania ‘unprecedented’ says Amnesty.

Last year picked up the police on Zanzibar twenty people because they are homosexual would be.

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