Italian educator working in North Africa deported for being gay

May 13, 2013

An Italian teacher working in the North African country of Eritrea has been deported for his sexuality.

The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) reported that Paolo Mannina was working as a literature professor in an Italian school located in the capital city of Asmara.

Authorities reportedly forced the professor from his job and made him leave the country without offering an official explanation.

After an inquiry by the Italian ambassador in Asmara Dr. Marcello Fondi, authorities accused the professor of being a ‘dangerous individual who is potentially destabilizing to the moral order and public of the country.’