Entry #5473: Homosexual activity in Sierra Leone

Original entry by Ausyk Ausyk ()

RegionSierra Leone
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start DateJan 1, 1861
End DateSep 19, 2018
Description10- 14 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced.
Sourcestoday, it remains unique in that it is the only organisation in the country specifically working with people who engage in same-sex sexual activity


14 Revisions

14. Revision #14195 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value
Note10- 14 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced. Up to 10 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
13. Revision #12917 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueMale illegal, female legal
End Date2018-09-192018-08-19
12. Revision #12122 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueMale illegal, female legal
End Date2018-08-192018-08-01
11. Revision #11322 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-08-012018-07-01
10. Revision #9521 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-07-012018-06-20
9. Revision #9066 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-06-202018-06-06
8. Revision #8278 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-06-062018-04-18
7. Revision #7522 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-04-182018-04-10
NoteUp to 10 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.Up to 10 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced
6. Revision #7378 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
Sourcestoday, it remains unique in that it is the only organisation in the country specifically working with people who engage in same-sex sexual activityhttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/
5. Revision #7377 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-04-102018-03-25
NoteUp to 10 years in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforcedUp to life in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforced
4. Revision #7069 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-03-252018-02-22
3. Revision #5980 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
End Date2018-02-222017-09-06
2. Revision #3243 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value
ValueMale illegal, female legalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
End Date2017-09-062017-08-11
1. Revision #2727 ( by Ausyk)
Field New Value Old Value (Original)
End Date2017-08-112017-02-12
NoteUp to life in prison under the crime of buggery. Not enforcedUp to life in prison under the crime of buggery.