There, as in much of the African continent, heteronormative behavior is enforced with violence. Diop was sentenced to three years in prison. The report discussed cases of violence against gay men and the legal and cultural milieu that fostered such violence. If the act was committed with a person below the age of 21, the maximum penalty will always be applied. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat He slept outside for two days.
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LGBT rights in Senegal
Africa Is a Country Feb Retrieved 28 June Retrieved from " https: Five men in the photographs were arrested but were later released without charge. The problem is the way I dress. While the cases cited in the report were from and earlier, non-governmental organization observers speculated that the drop in cases reported during the year was due to several factors. Africa Is a Country Mar
Without prejudice to the more serious penalties provided for in the preceding paragraphs or by articles and of this Code, whoever will have committed an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex will be punished by imprisonment of between one and five years and by a fine ofto 1, francs. Like Moussa, he dreams of leaving Senegal. According to information published in July by the United States Department of State, a couple married for a minimum of five years or an unmarried person who is at least 35 years of age is eligible to adopt a Senegalese child if there is at least 15 years between the age of the child and the age of the adopting parent. Top Contributors Ausyk 9 contributions vviet93 3 contributions. It was suspected by the general Senegalese public that the primary interest of this fund-raising was to treat the LGBTI community. Second, increased international attention might have caused the government to curtail prosecutions and other official discrimination. The police often fail to protect those who suffer vigilante violence on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender expression.