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Namibian President Keeps Up Attacks

The Advocate, April 6, 2001

Namibian president Sam Nujoma says that he wants gays and lesbians arrested, imprisoned, and deported, reports. In an address to regional leaders, Nujoma said he wants to stop gays from doing "bad things" and that the entire nation must condemn homosexuality. "Traditional leaders, governors see to it that there are no criminals, gays, and lesbians in your villages and regions," Nujoma said. "We...have not fought for an independent Namibia that gives rights to criminals, gays, and lesbians to do their bad things here." Nujoma also criticized people who fall in love with foreigners. His attack on gays and lesbians is the second in the past month.

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