Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality

HeadlineDec 26, 2019

The United States has recalled its ambassador to Zambia, after Zambia declared Daniel Foote a persona non grata for criticizing the government’s criminalization of homosexuality. Ambassador Foote said he was “horrified” that a judge in Zambia has sentenced a gay couple to 15 years in prison for having sex. Zambia is one of the largest recipients of U.S. aid per capita.

Topics:
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top