Congo has no anti-gay law, but justice minister demands crackdown anyway

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06/17/2024

Barely two weeks after Constant Mutamba took office as Justice Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he ordered public prosecutors to prosecute homosexuals even though the country has no anti-gay law. In April, when Mutamba was nothing more than a member of parliament, he proposed a bill to criminalize same-sex intimacy, including prison sentences of up to 15 years. He was promoted to Minister of State for Justice at the end of May and is putting pressure on the country’s judiciary to criminalize homosexuality extra-legally.

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