Lesbian Couple Sentenced to Death in Somalia
February 21, 2001
A lesbian couple who passed themselves off as husband and wife were
sentenced to death on Tuesday in Somalias 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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