10 Mar 2008

Jamaican Gay Activist Seeks Asylum

Gareth Henry, a leading Jamaican gay activist and member of J-FLAG, has gone to Canada claiming refugee status. Henry says 13 of his friends have been killed in Jamaica since 2004. One 22-year-old friend who was suspected of being gay was chased by a mob, Henry told CBC News. The only place he could run to was the harbour. He couldn't swim."Everyone," said Henry, "stood and watched him drown." Full story

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