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They have been released on bail and are currently with their parents.“Prosecuting girls who are victims of sexual exploitation and violence, whilst allowing adult perpetrators to go free, sends out the wrong message,” said Christa Stewart, a lawyer with the charity Equality Now.The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights said the arrests were “unacceptable” and called for the men to be arrested, while Sabrina Mahtani of the rights group Amnesty International said the arrests were illegal.Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and many girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, says the United Nations.In December, Magufuli pardoned two convicted child rapists for raping 10 primary school girls after serving 13 years of their life sentences.
“They will be charged for rape because our law is very clear that sex with someone below the age of 18 is rape,” said Sosthenes Luhende, an education officer in Tandahimba.
First, organizers said, a woman entered the conference room of the Dar es Salaam hotel, announced herself as a BBC journalist and took a seat.
Then unidentified men started coming and going.“It should have been a big red flag for us,” said Nguru Karugu, health and rights consultant for the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, a human rights-focused grant-maker that organized the meeting.
Homosexual encounters in Tanzania are punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Still, the government has largely avoided the broad anti-LGBTI rhetoric of neighboring Uganda and Kenya.