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Thursday, 11 September 2014 21:31

A Bill Punishing "Aggravated Homosexuality" By Life Imprisonment Is About To Be Enacted In Gambia

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president Yahya Jammeh


A law that would tighten the anti-gay legislation in effect is likely to be promulgated by the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh.

Last month, the National Assembly approved the Gambia's law which criminalizes relationships between same-sex people, condemning a person accused of homosexual relationships to life imprisonment if the person is HIV positive or has had sex with a minor, whereas the previous law condemned these relationships to 14 years in prison.

Given the comments that President Jammeh used to do about homosexuality, this law is likely to be enacted.


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