Nineteen-year-old Zaffar Shafi Hakeem was released from police custody on the evening of 18 June, after local media highlighted Amnesty International’s urgent action appeal.
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The Gambian President is currently reviewing an amendment to the Criminal Code which will further discriminate against Gambians merely on the basis of their real or perceived sexual orientation.
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The human rights defender is home again -- and her husband believes she was freed thanks to continued pressure on China from activists around the world.