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Senegalese lawmakers draft stricter legislation targeting LGBTQ+ community

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The troubling laws will penalise the LGBTQ+ community and propose greater penalties for those sentenced due to same-sex relations.

This may include extending jail terms for those legally reprimanded, Reuters reports. Currently, gay sex is outlawed and punishable by up to five years in prison in Senegal.

With fixed anti-LGBTQ+ laws, there has been a sharp growth in arrests and prosecutions targeting the community according to a 2020 global review by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

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