Gay people in Tanzania (a country of 56 million people on east coast of African) are terrified for their safety following Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda's creation of a team to hunt them down.
Experts and activists living in the city, the country's former capital have reported they expect the queer community to be targeted with anal testing, forced convictions and "a high level of brutal violence and harassment."
Queer people in Tanzania also face up to life imprisonment if they are convicted of having gay sex. Thousands of messages have already been sent to the task force of 17 people, which Makonda said included doctors who would "assess all those who will be named," adding that "some gays are known because they walk in Pampers and offer a very fragrant odour."
A gay man and LGBT+ activist who works in Dar es Salaam and did not want to be named warned that Makonda's declarations should be taken literally, not just as inflammatory rhetoric.
"It is expected the arrests are going to happen," he said, "since the police in Tanzania don't follow the law anymore, but instead follow what politicians like Makonda say." [Doesn't this sound like some USA current politicians?] To read the entire article, Click Here.