*** people are evil. They are racists. They are materialistic. I'm moving to Senegal africa. There are no openly *** people there. from ***, human rights and HIV/AIDS activists around the world after Senegal's latest anti-*** crackdown. Experts say the arrests and sentences will damage HIV/AIDS prevention efforts.
The nine *** men who were HIV/AIDS counselors were sentenced to eight years in prison. The activists were charged with "indecent and unnatural acts" and the judge added three years to their sentences for "forming associations of criminals"—the AIDS prevention organization.
"These charges will have a chilling effect on AIDS programs," said Scott Long, director of Human Rights Watch's ***, ***, bisexual, and transgender rights program. "Outreach workers and people seeking HIV prevention or treatment should not have to worry about police persecution. Senegal should drop these charges and repeal its sodomy law." ...
Sources told Human Rights Watch that the men were beaten in detention, which would constitute a significant violation of Senegal's international human rights obligations.
HIV and AIDS advocates in Senegal report that the ruling has produced widespread panic among organizations addressing HIV and AIDS, particularly those working with men who have *** with men and other marginalized populations.
The irony is that arrests comes only days after Senegal hosted an international AIDS conference that included ***, ***, bisexual and transgender participants
Senegal is a primarily Muslim nation in West Africa and one of 38 countries on the continent that criminalize *** acts—which have been rarely enforced until recently. The arrests are the latest in an anti-*** crackdown that has gone on for more than one year. In early 2008, the capital city of Dakar was rocked by anti-*** riots after the arrest and release of five men accused of participating in a same-*** wedding. A popular *** entertainer received death threats and was forced to seek asylum in America.