Tanzania: Trans man, wife arrested on gay-sex charges

Published: January 30, 2015

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Colin Stewart
Original Article:  bit.ly/1zGNAln

Police in Tanzania have arrested a trans man and his female partner on suspicion of violating the Tanzanian law against same-sex intimacy.

News of the Jan. 12 arrest, and the couple’s photos, were splashed across the pages of  Uwazi, a local Swahili-language newspaper published by Global Publishers with the headline “Beautiful girls arrested for homosexuality.”

Trans man Maua Sadick, 24, and his partner/wife Lucy Fred, 23, were detained for two days after their arrest near Dar es Salaam city. The arrests came after their neighbors told police that they suspected the two people were married and in a same-sex relationship.

Sadick and Fred are currently awaiting the outcome of a police investigation that will determine whether the case is referred for prosecution, a local LGBTI rights activist reported.

Full report of article available at link below:  bit.ly/1zGNAln
 

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