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Chad: President must scrap homophobic Bill

Headline Title:  Chad: President must scrap homophobic Bill 09 October 2014 The President of Chad, Idriss Deby, has been directly warned that if a homophobic bill currently before parliament is passed, he will be showing a blatant disregard for the country’s human rights obligations. In an open letter published today, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, calls on the President to scrap the bill which threatens to impose jail sentences of up to 20 years and heavy fines for people “found guilty” of same sex activity. “If this homophobic bill becomes law, President…

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