Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bodies of gay men desecrated in Senegal

via, by SDGLN staff

Madieye Diallo

Last May, one such mob dug up the body of Madieye Diallo, who had died of HIV-related complications, and the incident was recorded on video by someone holding a cell phone. The video was sold in the town market in Thies, where Diallo had lived.

The Associated Press reported that “Madieye Diallo's body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended on the weedy cemetery with shovels. They yanked out the corpse, spit on its torso, dragged it away and dumped  it in front of the home of his elderly parents.”

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1 comment:

Christine C. said...

This behavior demonstrated in this article is not only appalling, but truly sad. The fact that these men still have no peace even in death speaks volumes to the fear homosexuality can and does evoke in people. Until we are able to break down these social barriers and remove the stigma attached to being gay these disgusting acts will continue to take place. I also noticed that end of the article said this was taking place in one of the more "progressive and tolerant nations." If this is what progression and tolerance is I fear what might be going on in some of the less tolerant nations in this region.

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