Gay Senegales chased in Senegal, Morocco, and now, flying to Spain...?
After attending a private gay party in 2006, Senegalese citizens Baba Samba and Baidy Fofana, and other party attendants, had to fly out of the country, rejected by their upper class families and chased by the senegalese police.
They survive now in Casablanca, Morocco, making their living out of offering sexual services to european tourists.
On June 13th 2008 they applied for asylum to the Spanish Consulate in Casablanca, as victims of prosecution because of their sexual preference. Not a word since then. A few days ago the news were exposed by some Spanish newspaper:
They are being chased now by the moroccan police. We shall see how the Spanish Government, Prime Minister Zapatero (socialist), an advocate for gay and immigrants rights as he likes to define himself, gay members at the Spanish Socialist Laborers Party (PSOE) Board, and other so active in other times Spanish gay associations, react.
Another story. A few days ago, another victim (and the count goes up to... ) died when arriving in a 'patera' ( small boat) to the Spanish Southern coast. An Ivorien teenager girl this time. The embassy of Ivory Coast in Spain claimed they have no funds available to repatriate the body.
The embassy of the Ivory Coast is located side by side to the building where I work. I see every day the luxury cars coming in and out, and the Ivorien employees wearing expensive suits going out for snacks at mid morning and for lunch. As a suggestion, maybe if they save oil and bills at restaurants for one week (or less), they would find the money to send the corpse of their co-citizen back to Ivory Coast.
The body will be finally repatriated at the expenses of the City Hall of the city where the wreckage occurred, Malaga, I believe.
Mar 22 2009, 6:34 AM EDT by errebe