Lesbian couple sentenced to death in Somalia

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com February 21 2001 1:00 AM ET

A lesbian couple who passed themselves off as husband and wife were sentenced to death on Tuesday in Somalia’s 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.