Ethiopia expected to toughen anti-LGBT laws

03/25/2014 | Metro Weekly (Washington, D.C.) · Huffington Post, The

Legislators in Ethiopia are expected to pass a bill that would prohibit the president from pardoning people who have been convicted of crimes related to their homosexuality. The law would place homosexuality alongside crimes such as corruption, terrorism, rape, smuggling and human trafficking. "[I]t seems the government is trying ... to emulate Nigeria's and Uganda's anti-gay laws," advocacy group Rainbow Ethiopia said in a statement.

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