Burundi Arrests 24 In Anti-gay Crackdown

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03/03/2023

Twenty-four people have been arrested in Burundi as part of a security crackdown on “homosexual practices”, a judicial source and an activist told AFP on Friday. The arrests took place on February 23 in the political capital Gitega, where members of MUCO Burundi, a non-profit organisation that focuses on HIV/AIDS, were attending a seminar, an activist told AFP on condition of anonymity, citing fear of reprisals. “They are accused of homosexual practices and of inciting homosexual practices among adolescent boys and girls to whom they give money”, the activist said, calling the claims “absurd and baseless”.

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