Human rights in the Gambia

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Human rights in the Gambia have been considered poor under Yahya Jammeh.[1] In December, 2016, he lost an election to Adama Barrow, who promised to improve human rights in his country.[2] The "Freedom in the World" report for 2018 ranked the Gambia as "partly free".[3] LGBT activity is illegal, and punishable with life imprisonment.[4]

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  1. "Gambia". Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. "The Gambia: President Adama Barrow pledges reforms". Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  3. "Gambia, The". Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  4. "The Gambia passes bill imposing life sentences for some homosexual acts". The Guardian. Associated Press. 2014-09-08. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-11-02.