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Fri Feb 22, 2019, 05:03 AM

'Lives are hanging on the line': Kenya halts landmark ruling on gay rights [View all]

Source: The Guardian

‘Lives are hanging on the line’: Kenya halts landmark ruling on gay rights

Decision prompts anger as high court asks for more time to consider evidence

Jason Burke in Nairobi
Fri 22 Feb 2019 08.23 GMT

Judges in Kenya have postponed a long-awaited landmark ruling that could have seen sex between men or between women decriminalised.

The bid by LGBT campaigners to have colonial era legislation struck out has been closely watched by activists across Africa.

But Justice John Mativo said on Friday that the high court needed more time to consider the evidence. The judgment will now be given in late May.

The delay prompted anger and disappointment among campaigners gathered to hear the decision in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/feb/22/lives-are-hanging-on-the-line-kenya-halts-landmark-ruling-on-gay-rights

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