Tanzania issues threat to gay rights activists

Tanzania issues threat to gay rights activists

Reuters:-Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as deregister all non-governmental organisations that campaign for gay rights.

Homosexuality is a criminal offence in the East African nation, where the law states that suspects convicted of having “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” could face up to 30 years in jail.

At a rally late on Sunday, Tanzania’s Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba said both domestic and foreign campaigners for gay rights would now face punitive measures in the country.

“Those who want to campaign for gay rights should find another country that allows those things,” Nchemba said in the capital Dodoma.

“If we establish that any organisation registered in our country is campaigning for gay rights … I will deregister that organisation. If a Tanzanian national is doing that campaign, we will arrest him and take him to court … and if it is a foreigner, we will immediately order him to leave the country.”

The planned crackdown comes amid repeated warnings against “immoral behaviours” by President John Magufuli, who is nicknamed “the Bulldozer” for pushing through his policies.

Last week, he rejected calls to lift the decades-long ban on pregnant students from attending state schools, drawing criticism from rights groups.

Nchemba said Magufuli’s decisions were final and non-negotiable.

Since his ascent to power in 2015, Magufuli has been praised by some Western donors for his bid to stamp out corruption and cut wasteful government spending.

Opponents, however, accuse him of becoming increasingly authoritarian by curbing political activity and cracking down on dissent.

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3 Comments

  1. Anon
    June 29, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply

    And the gay racists and intolerant liberal minority and activists making money off the gay industry are more interested in undermining the nuclear family to further the progressive agenda. None if them will address the reams of evidence of how the family breakdown contributes to crime and poverty.
    In st lucia the ‘activists are paid agents of the failed liberal elite in the USA Europe and the un.

  2. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 9:22 am Reply

    Wonder …..what my God will Say is he happy or Sad.the God who Created the heaven’s and the earth.and alllllll that is in it.and i forget. When he Created Adam..what did he say to Adam..does any body knows

  3. Anonymous
    July 3, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply

    Then. God Created EVE

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