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ZANZIBAR — Mohamed had just finished a beer at one of the cluster of bars popular with gay men, just beyond touristy Stone Town.
It was around midnight on a Friday in December last year, and he noticed a police officer he knew — Zanzibar is like a small town; most gay men know the local police, and the officers know them. A minute or two later, another officer approached Mohamed, accused him of being a prostitute, and told him he was under arrest.
“It cannot be proven whether he did it today or yesterday or the day before,” he told Buzz Feed News by telephone.
But “speaking as a medical practitioner, I say yes, one can be examined physically for whether he has engaged in sexual activities unnaturally.”Only eight countries in the world use anal testing, according to a Human Rights Watch report, and until December, Tanzania was not one of them. “This is a country with laws.” Kigwangalla frequently takes to Twitter to say that gay people will be rounded up and arrested — and to occasionally swat away allegations of prejudice.
But in an exclusive interview with Buzz Feed News, Kigwangalla said he expected anal testing to become routine.“People will be arrested if there is information that people are indulging themselves in unnatural sexual activities. Earlier this year, he scheduled a press conference at which he promised to release the names of LGBT Tanzanians; he abruptly canceled.
It’s been conclusively shown, they say, that the exams can prove nothing, and the victims of this treatment often feel they have been assaulted.He had always known he could be arrested for being gay, but expected he would have to pay a bribe and that would be that.