U.N report details Gambia rights abuse as EU considers aid

March 11, 2015 7:20 PM

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DAKAR (Reuters) - A report by the U.N. special rapporteur on torture has found evidence of significant human rights violations in Gambia, placing pressure on European governments as they consider whether to press ahead with a major aid package.

The European Union blocked some 13 million euros ($13.69 million) in aid to Gambia last year because of its poor human rights record, in particular new legislation that could jail homosexuals for life. The EU is now considering whether to disburse 150 million euros of aid this year to the small West...

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