- Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:15
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A respected schoolteacher in Kenya walks along a road while singing. He is arrested, detained for three months, and released without charge. His crime? A 192-year-old offense stretching back to British colonial rule. For thousands of people in Africa, this story is a daily reality. Here and in other parts of the world, outdated petty offense laws are often used to target vulnerable populations, including the poor, LGBTI, and people with disabilities. But a growing movement across the continent offers hope that these laws won’t reach their 200th birthday.
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