ILGA » » Senegal: Justice Minister reverses course on gay rights

News

Filter by Show me news ›

Senegal: Justice Minister reverses course on gay rights

Senegal’s New Justice Minister Sidiki Kaba has ruled out legalising homosexuality in the country despite previously being a gay rights supporter and activist.\n\nKaba, 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.\n\nHe 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.”

Avatar of Alessia Valenza

11th September 2013 08:37

Alessia Valenza

Read more here.