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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Senegal police probe 24 men for 'homosexual activities'


Probe? Some is having fun with the headlines today.

Here's what was going on: "Officers arrested the men on December 24 at a house in the seaside resort of Saly, 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Dakar, for allegedly engaging in homosexual acts and holding an unauthorised party, the police source said."

We had a Christmas Eve party going on in a Muslim nation.

Here's the penalty: "Homosexuality is a crime in largely Muslim Senegal and carries a jail sentence of up to five years."

Earlier: "Almost a year ago, judges there convicted nine Senegalese men of "indecent acts against nature" and membership of a criminal organisation after they were arrested at a private apartment in Dakar."

American fundies would be all over pressing legal charges for what goes on behind closed doors. Well, except that they are about as bad where sex is involved. And shrimp. And bacon. And blended fabric.

There is a ray of light from Senegal. The homo peeps charged last year were released.

The scoop: "The Senegalese court of appeal overturned the ruling last April and ordered that the nine men be released."

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