Senegal probes homophobic mob that dug up and burned a gay man’s body

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11/08/2023

Footage said to show a gay man’s body being dug up from a grave and burned has shocked Senegal, triggering an investigation in the conservative country where homophobia is rife. The perpetrators arrived at a cemetery in the central city of Kaolack on [Oct. 28] searching for the grave of a man buried the day before, the public prosecutor said. Media reported that they targeted the body because the man was gay, though this was not mentioned in the prosecutor’s statement and has not been verified by AFP. Videos widely shared on local and social media show people gathered around a large fire, filming the scene on their phones.

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