Cop squad’s set up to beat gays

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PO­LICE in the African state of Tan­za­nia have formed a spe­cial squad to iden­tify gay peo­ple on so­cial me­dia – then go round and beat them up.

Paul Makonda, the re­gional com­mis­sioner for cap­i­tal, Dar es Salaam, said the 17- mem­ber team would com­prise of state com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cials, the po­lice and so­cial me­dia prac­ti­tion­ers.

Their man­date would be to scru­ti­nise so­cial me­dia plat­forms to iden­tify peo­ple who en­gage in same- sex re­la­tion­ships.

Mr Makonda also ap­pealed to city res­i­dents to delete any nude pics from their phones, warn­ing that any­one found with nudie snaps would also be beaten up by the new squad.

Tan­za­nia was once the be­nignly ruled British colony of Tan­ganyika but in re­cent years it’s gone to the dogs.

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