Report: Gambian arrests, detention, search for gays

Published: November 13, 2014

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Gambian authorities reportedly arrested two men and teenager last weekend on homosexuality charges and have held them for six days without taking them to court.

Fatu (Fatou) Camara, a journalist and former Gambian official who fled from the country last year, reported on her Fatu Radio website that the three were “arrested on suspicion of being gay at the Duplex Nightclub and are currently detained at National Intelligence Agency in Banjul.”

Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh is virulently homophobic, often referring to LGBT people as “vermin,”  “satanic,” a threat to population growth, “anti-god, anti-human, and anti-civilization.”

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