Posted by on December 4, 2017 12:07 am
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Police arrest woman in Tanzania over video of her kissing and embracing a female friend in crackdown on homosexuality

Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party was widely shared online, a senior official said.

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.

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