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Tanzania government threatens to arrest homosexuals and sympathizers in the country

An alert by the Tanzanian government has threatened to arrest all gay rights advocates and warned that it will expel foreign nationals in the country promoting the cause.
“I want to remind and warn all organizations and institutions that defend the interests of homosexuals .. We are going to arrest and bring to justice all those implicated,” said Tanzanian Interior Minister Mwigulu Nchemba in an intervention published today in the government daily Daily News.

“If there is an organization in Tanzania that supports the rights of homosexuals, it will lose its authorization to act in the country,” he added. “Those who advocated homosexuality should go to countries that accept such practices.”

Nchemba warned that the Tanzanian authorities “will not hesitate to expel” from the country any foreign citizen who promotes the rights of homosexuals, guaranteeing that “if caught,” will be “deported on the spot”.

Last Friday, in a controversial speech, Tanzanian President John Magufuli called for an end to what he called “unworthy practices.”
Earlier this year, the Tanzanian government threatened to publish lists of homosexuals in the country if “traders of their own bodies” did not cease their “activities.”

A few days later, the executive ordered the closure of health centers specialized in the fight against AIDS, accused of promoting homosexuality, a decision strongly criticized by the United States.
In Tanzania, homosexuality is punishable by heavy sentences of imprisonment, although only recently has the authorities adopted rhetoric-gay. ”
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A few days later, the executive ordered the closure of health centers specialized in the fight against AIDS, accused of promoting homosexuality, a decision strongly criticized by the United States.
In Tanzania, homosexuality is punishable by heavy sentences of imprisonment, although only recently the authorities have adopted “anti-gay” rhetoric.

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