International AIDS organizations have condemned the imprisonment of nine Senegalese AIDS activists for their sexual orientation, saying it threatens to reverse gains made in Senegal's fight against HIV. The men, who were involved in providing HIV prevention, care and treatment services to Senegal's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, have been sentenced to eight years in prison. Homosexuality is punishable by up to five years in prison, according to the Senegalese penal code. In this case, the judge added three years for criminal conspiracy. (IRIN)

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