Dakar - A Senegalese court sentenced Friday a well-known journalist to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.
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Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye, who had previous homosexuality convictions, was arrested in June after a young man accused him of attempted rape. Chased by an angry mob, he took refuge in a Dakar police station.
The magazine columnist was sentenced in 2012 to 4 years in prison for acts of homosexuality, illegal possession of arms and battery. The sentence was later reduced to 2 years and he was paroled in 2013.
Homosexual acts are illegal in Senegal and punishable by up to five years prison and fines of up to $2,500.
Homosexuality is a criminal offense in many African countries.