Senegalese Amnesty Member Against Gays

Someone’s got a limited view of amnesty. Senegalese activist Samba Guissé of the Council of Amnesty Senegal asked fellow members of Amnesty International to oppose any movements hoping to legalize same-sex relations. …[Guissé urged] various groups to dissociate themselves from the position of the International Human Rights Federation (FIDH) calling on the Senegalese authorities to “review the criminal code with a view to decriminalizing homosexual acts”. He said that rights activists, particularly those belonging to AI Senegal, had no right, even in defense of human rights, to ask Senegal’s core values be ignored.” The statement comes just days after police broke up an anti-gay protest outside a mosque. [Africa News]

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