Tanzania: Trans man, wife arrested on gay-sex charges

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Tanzanian newspaper coverage of the case in Swahili. The headline states, "beautiful girls arrested for homosexuality." The photos depict Maua Sadick, Lucy Fred and police commander Mary Nzuki. Tanzanian newspaper coverage of the case in Swahili. The headline states, “beautiful girls arrested for homosexuality.” The photos depict Maua Sadick, Lucy Fred and police commander Mary Nzuki.

Police in Tanzania have arrested a trans man and his female partner on suspicion of violating the Tanzanian law against same-sex intimacy.

News of the Jan. 12 arrest, and the couple’s photos, were splashed across the pages of  Uwazi, a local Swahili-language newspaper published by Global Publishers with the headline “Beautiful girls arrested for homosexuality.”

Trans man Maua Sadick, 24, and his partner/wife Lucy Fred, 23, were detained for two days after their arrest near Dar es Salaam city. The arrests came after their neighbors told police that they suspected the two people were married and in a same-sex relationship.

The newspaper Uwazi published these photos of Lucy Fred (left) and Maua Sadick. The newspaper Uwazi published these photos of Lucy Fred (left) and Maua Sadick.

Sadick and Fred are currently awaiting the outcome of…

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