(Bloomberg) — Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu stated he needs the U.S. Ambassador to depart the nation after the diplomat criticized the African nation for sentencing a homosexual couple to 15 years of imprisonment for having a consensual relationship.
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“We have now complained formally to the American authorities, and we’re ready for his or her response as a result of we don’t need such folks in our midst,” Lungu stated Sunday in feedback broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We would like him gone.”
U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote stated final month that he was “personally horrified” after the excessive courtroom sentenced the 2 males and known as on the federal government to rethink legal guidelines that punish minority teams.