Gambia: Three men arrested accused of ‘homosexual acts’

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Three men have been arrested in Gambia accused of “homosexual acts”.

The President of Gambia recently signed a bill which calls for life imprisonment for people caught having gay sex, using near-identical language to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

According to state television on Tuesday, the three men said they were gay, but their identities were protected.

“We go around in search of suspected individuals and in the course of the investigations we arrested the men.

“They have confessed that they have engaged in these inhuman acts,” said the broadcast.

It included images of the men, but their faces were blurred.

Gambia’s foreign minister has said the country will not negotiate with the EU with respect to its anti-gay laws in return for aid.