US condemns Gambia's law imposing life sentences for some homosexual acts

November 24, 2014 5:00 PM

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DAKAR, Senegal – The U.S. State Department has condemned the decision by Gambia's president to approve a law imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts.

In a statement Monday, Jeff Rathke, director of press relations, said the State Department is also concerned about reports of arrests this month of at least four men, a 17-year-old boy and nine women accused of committing homosexual acts.

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