official name: Republic of Guinea
head of state: President Lansana Conte
state: multi party
population: 9,690,222 (July 2006 est.)
independence: France in 1958 October 2
languages: French (official), native tongues (Malink�, Susu, Fulani)
religion: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
currency: Guinean franc (GNF)
status of homosexuality: illegal
age of consent: 15
laws covering homosexual activity: The relevant sections of the Penal Code are set out below in English translation:
Paragraph 3: Public Indecency
Article 325: Any idecent act or act against nature committed with an individual of the same sex will be punished by six months to three years of imprisonment and a fine of 100 000 to 1 000 000 Guinean francs.
If the act was committed with a minor under 21 years of age, the maximum penalty must be pronounced.
If the act was consummated or attempted with violence, the guilty person will be condemned to five to ten years of imprisonment.
Article 326: A public indecency is defined as any intentional act committed publicly and likely to offend the decency and the moral sentiments of those who are its inadvertent witnesses.
Article 327: Any person that has committed a public indecency will be punished by three months to two years of imprisonment and a fine of 50 000 to 450 000 Guinean francs or simply by one of these two punishments.
When an indecent act is committed by a group of iindividuals, the penalties described in the first paragraph of the current article will be doubled.
(Source: - Bernard Scholl - 14 June 1999) ILGA. French original
main lines in use: 26,200 (2003)
cellular telephones: 189,000 (2005)
Radio broadcast stations: AM 4 (one station is inactive), FM 1 (plus 7 repeaters), shortwave 3 (2001).
Television broadcast stations: 6 low-power stations (2001).
Internet hosts: 367 (2006)
Internet users: 46,000 (2005)
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