Dead bodies of gay men disrespected in Senegal

For suspicion of being gay, the bodies of four gay men have been exhumed and desecrated by mobs in Senega.
Graveyards have become the new site of anti-gay hate crimes. (courtesy of

The bodies of gay men are being exhumed by from cemeteries in West Africa.

Angry mobs have desecrated at least four dead gay men in Senegal.

“In the past two years, at least four men suspected of being gay have been exhumed by angry mobs in cemeteries in Senegal,” reports the Associated Press. “The violence is especially shocking because Senegal, unlike other countries in the region, is considered a model of tolerance.”

One man’s body, who died of HIV for fear of seeking treatment, was desecrated directly after burial.

“Madieye Diallo’s body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended on the weedy cemetery with shovels,” reports the AP. “They yanked out the corpse, spit on its torso, dragged it away and dumped it in front of the home of his elderly parents.”

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