15 Men Arrested For ‘Suspected Homosexuality’ Following Bar Raid In Gambia

Police in Gambia arrested fifteen men on Monday “suspected of homosexuality” at a bar, the AFP reports. The arrests came after police received a tip of people “publicly displaying or promoting homosexual activities” and raided a bar in a tourist area. Homosexuality is illegal in Gambia and men or women in same-sex relationships can face up to 14 years in prison. “Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has repeatedly denounced homosexuality and in 2008 he even vowed to behead gays, a threat he later retracted.”