Journalist jailed for six months for ‘acts of homosexuality’

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A journalist in Senegal has been sentenced to six months in prison for ‘acts of homosexuality’.

Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye, who has previously been convicted of homosexuality, was arrested in June, accused of attempted rape.

After being chased by an angry mob, the well known journalist took shelter in a Dakar police station.

In 2012, Ndiaye was sentenced to four years in prison for homosexual acts, illegal possession of arms and battery.

His sentence was reduced to 2 years, and he received parole in 2013.

Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in the West African country.

Those convicted can face up to five years in prison, and be fined up to $2,500 (£1,600).