From the NYT________________________________
April 21, 2009
World Briefing | Africa
Senegal: Court Frees 9 Gay Men
By ADAM NOSSITER
An appeals court on Monday freed nine gay men who had been convicted of “unnatural acts” earlier this year, in a case that drew international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign governments. Senegal, predominantly Muslim, criminalizes homosexuality like dozens of other African nations. The men were arrested in December at the home of a prominent gay activist and sentenced to eight years in prison.