EU recalls its ambassador to Tanzania amid fears of crackdown on homosexuals

Africa

The European Union has recalled its ambassador to Tanzania,  justifying the reason as the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation  currently going on in the country.

A statement sent by email to The Associated Press said the EU will be reviewing its relations with Tanzania.

Tanzania’s government said Dar es Salaam Commissioner Paul Makonda was stating his opinion when he called for a team to report suspected homosexuals.

Activist Onesmo Olengurumwa of Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition said Monday that Makonda’s call for a crackdown on gays violates the right to privacy.

 

-AP

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