Sunday, February 19, 2012

On February 19

On this day in ...
... 2002 (10 years ago today), in Bossasso, a port city in Puntland, an autonomous region of Somalia, "[a] lesbian couple was sentenced to death"; the charge was "'exercising unnatural behavior'" in violation of the Somali Criminal Punishment Law. (map credit) Subsequently, the journalist who reported the event was detained for more than a month. A web search did not reveal the fate of the couple.

(Prior February 19 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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