Tanzania is yet another country facing even more severe LGBT persecution, as they launched  another crackdown on LGBT advocates in the country, threatening to arrest and expel them from the country.

The Home Affairs Minister, Mwigulu Nchemba, announced that domestic and foreign campaigners for gay rights would face criminal repercussions.: 

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“If a Tanzanian national is doing that campaign, we will arrest him and take him to court and if it is a foreigner, we will immediately order him to leave the country.”

He added that if LGBT rights campaigners were using the guise of human rights then they too would have to face the authorities. “I would like to use this opportunity to remind and warn all organisations and institutions that campaign and pretend to protect homosexual interests, that we are going to arrest whoever is involved and charge them in courts of law.” “If we find a foreigner conducting this campaign, he or she will be deported within no time. “They will not have even the time to unplug their mobile phones from the socket,” he warned. Homosexual activity is illegal in the country and punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The crackdown comes after Tanzanian President John Magufuli condemned homosexuals and pregnant teenage girls in the country. The president has been criticised for kerbing political activity – something which people deem “increasingly authoritarian”.

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