DAKAR, Senegal — A judge in Senegal sentenced two men to six months’ jail in a rare conviction of a gay couple on criminal charges.
In court Friday the two men acknowledged having sex. Judge Racky Deme sentenced them under Senegal’s penal code that calls for prison sentences of up to five years and fines of up to $3,000 for committing “an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex.”
Senegalese President Macky Sall insists gays in the conservative, predominantly Muslim country are only prosecuted for breaking the law.
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