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Two Teens Convicted, One on Trial for Gay Sex Charges in Senegal

More ugliness from Senegal:

Senegal "The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and Inner Circle are outraged at reports that a 17 year-old Senegalese man will stand trial on August 24 for sexual acts "against nature" and that two other men were convicted on identical charges during the week of August 10, 2009. The three men, all from the town of Darou Mousty, in Louga, Senegal, were arrested and detained for alleged same-sex relations on June 19, 2009, together with a fourth man whose status is currently unknown. The first two men were sentenced to two and five years in prison respectively. Reports indicate that denunciations from neighbors were the only evidence against the men. These are the latest in a pattern of arbitrary arrests and detentions based on perceived sexual orientation in Senegal, a country in which same-sex relations are illegal, homophobia is widespread, and incitement toward violence against those perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is often encouraged by politicians and religious leaders."

As you may remember, In Senegal they don't even tolerate dead gays.

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  1. Oh, GOD. The French aren't involved in any wars right now--can't they send some troops and do something about the madness in their old colony? Muslim extremists must have a thing for sadistic treatment of teenage males--like in the Passolini movie "Salo".

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 21, 2009 11:26:25 AM


  2. This is terrible. There's not even an easy answer to get outraged about - Islam is increasingly homophobic, but there's no way to stop that trend anytime without becoming genocidal and racist. As usual, it's the "small people" in the middle who pay the price for successful psychopaths rising to the top. The people born into poverty, in fascist theocracies, who are the victims - it's not fair and it's not humane...

    Actually, strike that: dissolve Ecstasy into bottled water, then export it to bigoted regions (Senegal, Russia, Arkansas). In just a few days you'll have a new social order. Sure, it's a '90s idea and probably deadly if anyone drinks too much of it (especially in hot countries) but desperate times call for ... whatever this nonsense is.

    Posted by: Donovan | Aug 21, 2009 12:04:28 PM


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