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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Ivory Coast carries out first sentencing for gay partners

Ivory Coast has seen its first ever sentencing of two men for gay sex.  The men, identified in local media reports as P.L., 31, and L.A.,19, from a rural area in southwestern Ivory Coast, were seen in the act by the younger man's uncle, who reported them to police.


The pair admitted being lovers and said they did not think this was a crime, according to a report on Abidjan.net.

They have been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Homosexuality is not banned in the country but ''indecent acts in public'' are. 


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