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Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
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National

As at May 2009, LGB people were reportedly prohibited from entering the country [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 700.06kb MAY 09
HIV / Aids Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In February 2010, it was reported that homosexual people in the country have alleged that they are turned back at local hospitals when they seek treatment [R1.1].

R1.1 Times of Swaziland: 'Gays turned back in clinics' 17 FEB 10
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
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National

"Sodomy – it is sexual intercourse per anus between two human males" – is prohibited as a common law offence [R1.1].

In November 2005, the Government reportedly planned to include prohibitions of all male homosexual acts and lesbian acts in a revision of the Sexual Offences laws. The proposed penalties were imprisonment for a minimum period of two years, or a minimum fine of E5 000 [R1.2].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 700.06kb MAY 09
R1.2 African Veil: Swaziland Government warns homosexuals or sodomy are liable to imprisonment 26 NOV 05

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