Monday, May 19, 2008

Gambia's President Declares War on Gay Community

According to Pink News:

"Gay men and lesbians must leave the country within 24 hours or face "serious consequences," the President of Gambia said on Thursday.

President Yahya Jammeh turned on homosexuals and foreigners in an address at a victory celebration rally in Tallinding.

The Daily Observer reported that the President had issued:

"An ultimatum to homosexuals, drug dealers, thieves and other criminals, to leave The Gambia or face serious consequences if caught.

"The President equally warned all those who harbour such individuals to kick them out of their compounds, noting that a mass patrol will be conducted on the instructions of the IGP and the director of the Gambia Immigration Department to weed bad elements in society."

This is very disturbing, please contact the Gambian State House and voice your concern over these dangerous homophobic statements.

You can contact the government of Gambia here

Mailing Address:
Private Mail Bag
State House,
Banjul, The Gambia.

General Information Line: (220)-4223811
Secretary-General: (220)-4228917 or (220) 4228933
Chief of Protocol: (220)-4201530 or (220) 4200400
Director of Press/Public Relations: (220) 4223851


CrackerLilo said...

I hope that foreign governments, including OURS, take note when refugees come in from Gambia for asylum.

Anonymous said...

The Presisdent was right to kick them out of the country let the people who do it dump themselves in water rather than ashaming their cultures.Uganda

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