Persecution Alert

Report documents widespread human rights abuses in The Gambia

16 September 2015

According to a recently released Human Rights Watch report, the Gambian government has targeted journalists, human rights defenders, student leaders, religious leaders, political opposition members, judiciary officials, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and security force personnel, among others. LGBT people have faced particularly repressive tactics since the introduction in 2014 of anti-gay legislation imposing life sentences for a series of new “aggravated homosexuality” offenses.

For details see: Human Rights Watch, State of Fear, 16 September 2015


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