Burundi announces ‘official hunt’ for LGBTI people


Colin Stewart writes at Erasing 76 Crimes:

The small Central African nation of Burundi last month declared an “official hunt” for LGBTI people. Under the nation’s laws, people convicted of sexual activity with another member of the same sex are subject to from three months to two years in prison.

Location du Burundi en Afrique.

Location of Burundi in Africa.

In its Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news, UNAIDS reported:

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.

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