It's being reported by LGBTQ Nation that an American man has been subjected to a violent homophobic attack in Senegal.
According to the report, three men have been arrested in relation to the attack which allegedly took place on 17 May in Dakar - the capital city of Senegal.
Video footage purports to show around 100 people surrounding man wearing only boxer-short underwear. The crowd is forcing the man - who is bleeding from the head - to walk along the street, hitting him while he walks. The audio of the video records the crowd shouting homophobic slurs and threats of violence.
It's believed that the victim of the attack is an American musician who travelled to Dakar to attend an art event.
The US Embassy has not yet confirmed the victim's nationality or the details of the alleged attack.
Local police investigated and arrested three people in relation to the attack on the man.
What's life like for LGBTQ people in Senegal?
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Senegal? Let’s take a look at some of the key equality indicators.
Is homosexuality legal in Senegal?
No. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal. It can be punished by imprisonment of up to five years.
Are there anti-discrimination protections in place for LGBTQ people in Senegal?
No. There are no protections against discrimination on the grounds of sexuality.
Is there Marriage Equality in Senegal?
No. There is no legal recognition of same-sex relationships.
What’s life like for LGBTQ people in Senegal?
Senegal is a socially conservative country.Homophobia is systemic.
LGBTQ people conceal their sexuality.
There are numerous examples of LGBTQ people being persecuted and harassed.