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Press Release – Tanzania

On 29th October 2018, The Regional Commissioner for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Paul Makonda announced plans to form a task force to identify and arrest LGBTIQ people in the country. This task force is expected to comprise the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority, the media and the police. According to activists on the ground, the taskforce would commence work next week identifying and arresting LGBTIQ people. The commissioner has also asked members of the public to report anyone they know to be LGBTIQ and claims to have already received over 1400 names.

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