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Gambia: “Aggravated Homosexuality’’ Offence Carries Life Sentence

Headline Title:  Gambia: “Aggravated Homosexuality’’ Offence Carries Life Sentence 21 November 2014 Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the already persecuted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) community at even greater risk of abuse, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The new crime of “aggravated homosexuality,” which carries punishments of up to life in prison, is part of a criminal code President Yahya Jammeh approved on October 9, 2014, documents uncovered this week show. Among those who could be charged with “aggravated…

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