Tag Archives: Gambia

Thousands in Gambian anti-gay protest

We re-publish here the un-edited news story  by the Banjul-based Gambia Observer published on December 10th, International Human Rights Day, so that you may read for yourselves the manner in which this kind of information is conveyed to Gambians.   This government-backed … Continue reading

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Report: Gambian arrests of LGBTI now total 16

Gambian security forces have arrested even more LGBTI people, reports Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former Gambian official who fled to the United States: Right now about 16 are in detention; they have still not been released nor charged. … Continue reading

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Report: Total of Gambia’s anti-gay arrests reaches 8

A police sweep of suspected LGBT people continued in Gambia, with a total of five men, three women and one teenage boy all in custody, according to the Fatu Radio website, run by Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former … Continue reading

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Gambia plans life sentences for gay ‘repeat offenders’

The Associated Press reports: Gambia’s National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said [today, Sept. 8], potentially worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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Days after Obama photo, Gambia arrests 12 in gay raids

Police in the west African nation of The Gambia last weekend arrested 12 men on suspicion of homosexuality in a series of “massive raids,” Gambia’s online Kibaaro News reported. The arrests came a few days after the U.S./Africa summit in … Continue reading

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32 anti-gay African leaders, 32 smiling Obama photos

The issue of African countries imprisoning LGBTI people for their sexual orientation wasn’t on the agenda at this week’s United States/Africa summit in Washington, D.C. Instead, President Obama spoke about security, trade and economic development. Then, on Aug. 5, he … Continue reading

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