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Attorney General Festus Mbandeka has submitted an affidavit to the Windhoek High Court in which he argues that a majority of Namibians still reject homosexuality and that sodomy laws should remain in force on that basis.

Mbandeka filed his affidavit after Friedel Dausab, a gay Namibian man, launched a civil case in which he challenged the constitutionality of the colonial Sodomy Act, which criminalizes sexual relations between two consenting adult men.

Dausab cites that the Sodomy Act violates several basic human rights, including the right to equality, the right to dignity, the right to privacy, and the right to freedom of association and freedom of expression.

 

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