Amnesty International has raised alarm over unlawful detention of the gay community without conviction. Recent Amnesty report stated that 12 health workers and human right activist were detained without conviction by Tanzanian authorities. Amnesty claimed that this exemplifies the illegal detention and witch hunt of the homosexual community in Tanzania.
See report below:
After the Tanzanian authorities detained without charge a group of 12 health and human rights activists and publicly accused them of “promoting homosexuality”, Amnesty International’s Director of Global Issues and Research Audrey Gaughran said:
“This peaceful group of activists and lawyers will now spend the weekend behind bars despite having done nothing wrong – as illustrated by the fact the authorities have failed to even find a crime to charge them with. All of these people unlawfully detained must be immediately and unconditionally released.
“These baseless detentions are the latest example of the Tanzanian authorities’ ongoing, unlawful witch hunt against the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community,” said Audrey Gaughran.