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Tanzania arrests 1 of 2 women seen kissing in online video

AP  |  Dodoma (Tanzania) 

Tanzanian police are holding one of two women accused of kissing in a video widely circulated on

Ahmed Msangi, police chief in Tanzania's Mwanza region, said authorities arrested the woman in the northwestern region of Geita and are looking for the other woman and some others seen in the video.

He said "it is just a matter of time" before enforcement officers arrest the others, adding "the plan is to eliminate the entire chain of people involved or supporting homosexuality for the betterment of the generations."

Homosexual relations are criminalised in Tanzania and the prescribes jail terms of up to life.

This East African nation has launched a countrywide crackdown against people accused of promoting homosexuality. Authorities have threatened to deregister NGOs accused of supporting gays.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 22:10 IST