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By Pete Moore On December 2nd, 2019

The US ambassador to Zambia has said he has been threatened over his comments on the sentencing of a gay couple, deepening a diplomatic row.

Daniel Foote said he was “horrified” by the jailing of Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba.

A judge quashed an appeal against their conviction last week, sentencing them both to 15 years in prison.

Same-sex relationships are outlawed in Zambia, where British colonial-era laws on homosexuality still apply.

Mr Foote implored the Zambian government to review the case and its homosexuality laws, but has since faced a backlash for doing so.

Ugh, imperialism is so horrible. I thought that colonial attitudes had been consigned to history, but oh no. Some Westerners cannot hide their sense of superiority over others. So here they are still, ordering others around like some imperial governor. It’s outrageous! Hands off Zambia is what I say.

Right comrades?


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