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.
Meehan says the U.S. is also concerned that senior Gambian officials keep calling for gays to be persecuted. She says Gambia has failed to investigate the disappearance of two Americans in 2013.
The new law went into effect in October and criminalizes “aggravated homosexuality,” which targets “serial offenders” and people living with HIV or AIDS.
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