Homophobic Tanzania deports three South Africans for ‘promoting homosexuality’

Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement.

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The Initiative for Strategic Litigation (ISLA) in Africa said that the three had been “deported earlier this evening”, in the statement dated Friday.

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The lawyers were amongst a group of 13 people, including a Ugandan and Tanzanians, who were arrested last Tuesday at the Peacock Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

Local police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said they had been “promoting homosexuality”.

Photo By אנדר-ויק (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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