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Lesbian Couple Sentenced to Death in Somalia

The Advocate, February 21, 2001

A lesbian couple who passed themselves off as husband and wife were sentenced to death on Tuesday in Somalia’s northeast port city of Bossasso, Agence France-Presse reports. The women, whose names have been withheld, were convicted of "exercising unnatural behavior" and were tried under Somali Criminal Punishment Law, which is based on Islamic Sharia Law.

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