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The Gambia | Free Expression & the Law

  • Gambia: President should reject homophobic law
  • Gambia: President should reject homophobic law

    Several provisions of the Gambian law violate international human rights law and amount to persecution on the basis of real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Sections of the law are similar to the harsh homophobic legislation that was annulled in August 2014 in Uganda.

Somalia

  • "High treason" charges faced by journalists punishable by death in Somalia

    Shabelle Media Network journalists Abdimalik Yusuf, Mohamud Mohamed Dahir and Ahmed Abdi Hassan are accused of “attack on the integrity, independence or the unity of the Somali State”. It is “highest treason”, which is punishable by death, according to the penal code.

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