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Human Rights Groups Say Crackdown Against LGBT People In Tanzania Amounts To Torture

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Source: theguardian.com
Source: theguardian.com

Ten men were arrested for allegedly holding a same-sex marriage ceremony on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania and were forced to undergo anal examinations, according to activists who spoke to The Guardian. The United Nations Committee Against Torture said those examinations "have no medical justification" and campaigners say they violate international law and are intended to humiliate and hurt the targets of the investigation. The men were arrested on Saturday night at Pongwe Beach resort after Paul Makonda, regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, told citizens to report any homosexuals to law enforcement. Makonda said he put together a team of police and officials to target gay people for...

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