President of Zambia Wants U.S. Ambassador Expelled for Speaking Out on Country’s Criminalization of Homosexuality

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Last month a court in the African nation of Zambia sentenced two men to 15 years in prison for being in a consensual homosexual relationship.

According to Time: U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote said last month that he was “personally horrified” after the high court sentenced the two men and called on the government to reconsider laws that punish minority groups.

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu said he wants the U.S. Ambassador to leave the country. “We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gone.”

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