Court sets 9 gays free

DAKAR - The court of appeal overturned jail convictions for homosexuality against nine Senegalese and ordered their release.

DAKAR - The court of appeal overturned jail convictions for homosexuality against nine Senegalese and ordered their release.

Chairperson of the judges Bara Niang annulled the case's "official statement and the subsequent procedure" and ordered the arrest warrants to be lifted yesterday.

The men, who were sentenced by a lower court to eight years in jail for homosexual conduct, were due to be released immediately, their lawyers said. - Sapa-AFP

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