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Rights group calls out Gambia president for abuses

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In a new report, Amnesty International said Wednesday the human rights situation has deteriorated sharply this past year.
""The climate of fear worsened over the last 12 months, with people perceived to be gay or lesbian increasingly targeted," said Amnesty's West Africa researcher Sabrina Mahtani. ...

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Host of Rubio fundraiser was foreign agent for dictator who endorses gay beheadings

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Jennifer Lukawsk recently served as the registered foreign agent for Gambia, a western African regime known for its human rights abuses, including repeated threats to behead gay people. ...

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Obama administration: Gambia president’s anti-gay threats ‘unconscionable’

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Susan Rice
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice condemned on Saturday the president of Gambia’s pledge to slit the throats of gay men in his country as “unconscionable.” ...

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Gambia’s president threatens to slit the throats of gay men

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Yahya Jammeh
Jammeh is one of Africa’s most vocal anti-gay leaders and has previously threatened to behead sexual minorities found in his country. ...

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U.S. drops Gambia from trade agreement in response to anti-LGBT crackdown

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Yahya Jammeh
The decision to drop Gambia from special trade status under the African Growth and Opportunity Act of 2000 came amid news that three Gambian men had been arrested and accused of homosexuality. ...

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White House admonishes Gambia over human rights abuses

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The long-delayed rule amounts to a manual for carrying out the anti-discrimination section of President Barack Obama's health care law.
WASHINGTON -- The White House is admonishing Gambia for human rights abuses and says it's deeply concerned by the government's failure to protect citizens. White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says Gambia's government won't let a U.N. investigator probe reports of ...

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Gambia official rebuffs Western criticism of country’s anti-gay law

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Bala Garba Jahumpa
DAKAR, Senegal -- The Gambian government has lashed out at Western donor nations that have criticized a new law that punishes some homosexual acts with life in prison. The European Union and the United States recently expressed dismay at the ...

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State Department condemns Gambia’s new anti-gay law

Monday, November 24, 2014
DAKAR, Senegal -- The U.S. State Department has condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. ...

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Gambia leader approves harsh anti-gay law that includes lifetime prison sentences

Friday, November 21, 2014
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh
DAKAR, Senegal -- The president of Gambia has signed a bill into law that calls for life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, the latest African country to codify harsh penalties for the gay community. ...

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Gambia passes bill imposing life in prison for some homosexual acts

Monday, September 8, 2014
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast A Gambian lawmaker says the National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. Minority leader Samba Jallow said Monday the bill brings life sentences for "aggravated homosexuality." A draft bill seen by ...

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