Lesbian couple sentenced to death in Somalia
BY Advocate.com Editors
February 21 2001 12:00 AM ET
A lesbian couple who passed themselves off as husband and wife were sentenced to death on Tuesday in Somalias northeast port city of Bossasso, Agence France-Presse reports. The women, whose names have been withheld, were convicted of exercising unnaturhl behavior and were tried under Somali Criminal Punishment Law, which is based on Islamic Sharia Law.