Madagascar: Woman detained because of discriminatory laws: Domoina Ranabosoa

Domoina Ranabosoa has been held in inhumane conditions in pre-trial detention in Antanimora prison, Madagascar, since 10 March. She is charged with ‘corruption of minors under the age of 21’, accused of having a same-sex relationship with her girlfriend, a 19-year old woman. Since her incarceration, Domoina Ranabosoa’s physical and mental health have deteriorated. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is not allowed to receive visits from her lawyer or visitors, and her trial date has been postponed to an undetermined date.

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