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Senegal: Justice Minister reverses course on gay rights

in SENEGAL, 11/09/2013

Senegal’s New Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the country despite previously being a gay rights supporter and activist. Kaba, who was previously the head of the International Federation for Human Rights, told reporters on Friday [Sept. 6] that he had dropped his opposition to the persecution of gay and lesbian people. He said: ”I am a minister of justice who works in the context of a government and who expresses his views through those of the head of state which apply to all those who serve under him.”

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