Two gay teens arrested for dancing together as Burundi starts ‘official hunt’ for LGBTI people


Joe Morgan writes at Gay Star News:

Burundi has announced an ‘official hunt’ for LGBTI people.

Several LGBTI people, including teenagers, are being held in jails and forced to pay extortionate bribes for their freedom.

Those who can’t afford it face beatings, extreme fines or up to two years’ imprisonment.

Nestled between Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania, the landlocked country of Burundi was one of 13 to vote against the United Nations ban on using the death penalty for gay people.

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