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Situation for the gay community  in Tanzania is dire amid government crackdown.

Gay sex is illegal in Tanzania and punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Deputy health minister Hamisi Kingwangala demanded the trio reported to police after he accused them of “spreading” homosexual activity through social media, in violation of the law, according to the BBC.

One of the men, identified as James Delicious, was ordered to report to the police after posting a video on Instagram that allegedly showed a gay sex act. The others wanted are Dani Mtoto wa Mama and Kaoge Mvuto.

Last year, Tanzania’s health ministry announced the suspension of community-based HIV/Aids prevention programmes for gay men.

The government also threatened to ban groups that “promote” the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  people.





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