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Senegal Police Arrest 4 Over Anti-Gay Violence

Feb 3
Police in a city outside Senegal’s capital have arrested four young men accused of carrying out attacks in a bid to rid their neighborhood of gay people.

Senegal Sentences 2 Gay Men to 6 Months in Prison

Feb 1
A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months’ jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.

Senegal Judge Finds Accused Lesbians Not Guilty

Nov 20
A judge in Senegal says there is insufficient evidence to convict four women accused of violating the country’s law banning homosexual acts.

5 Women Charged Under Senegal’s Anti-Gay Law

Nov 14
A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country’s anti-gay law that imposes prison sentences of up to five years for homosexual acts.

5 Women Arrested Under Senegal’s Anti-Gay Law

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Nov 12
Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country’s anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply homophobic West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday.

Senegalese President Defends Anti-Gay Law

By Robbie Corey-Boulet | Jun 28
Senegalese President Macky Sall has defended his refusal to decriminalize homosexuality one day after publicly clashing with President Barack Obama on the issue at a joint press conference.

Even after death, abuse against gays continues

By Rukmini Callimachi | Apr 12
In Senegal, even death no longer stops anti-gay violence: the latest development in a cascading wave of homophobia across Africa sees mobs digging up and desecrating the bodies of gay men.

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