Entry #761: Homosexual activity in Sao Tome and Principe

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RegionSao Tome and Principe
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
Start DateSep 16, 1886
End Date2012
DescriptionInherited from Portuguese colonial era (amended in 1954). Articles 70 and 71(4°) provide for the imposition of security measures on people who habitually practice acts against nature. The security measures may include: a bond of good behavior, being put on probation for a certain period, or even internment in a workhouse or agricultural colony (from 6 months to 3 years).

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