Spanish gays detained in Gambia face 14 years in prison
The two Spanish tourists have been detained on charges of making homosexual advances at two taxi divers in Gambia.4 June 2008
BARCELONA - Two Spanish tourists who have been detained on charges of making homosexual advances at two taxi drivers in Gambia face up to 14 years in prison for violating the principles of Islam, the gay organisation FAGC said Tuesday in Barcelona.
The Spaniards were being held at a police station in the coastal resort of Kotu. They were arrested Friday after the taxi drivers reported them to police.
Gambian President Yahya Gammeh has threatened to "cut off the head" of any homosexual caught in the touristic West African country.
The Spaniards were receiving visits from the Spanish consul to Gambia, who gave them his "full support," sources of the foreign ministry said in Madrid.
[dpa / Expatica]