Woman Arrested For Gay Kiss in Tanzania After Video Goes Viral


Police have arrested a woman in Tanzania after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party went viral.

The Tanzanian woman, who police said lives in the northwestern town of Geita, was arrested after a video circulated on social media showing her kissing and hugging another woman, before presenting her with a ring.

Homosexuality is a criminal offence in the East African nation, where a conviction for having “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” can carry a life sentence

Police sources said authorities were also searching for the woman who was given the ring in the video clip. Reuters could not confirm where or when the video was filmed.

The woman is thought to be the first lesbian suspect arrested in a recent crackdown against homosexuality in the country.

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