ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

EU Recalls Tanzania Ambassador Amid LGBT Crackdown

11/07/2018 | CNN

The European Union has recalled the head of its delegation to Tanzania because of what it calls a “deterioration of the human rights and rule of law” in the east African nation. The EU — a major donor to Tanzania that has pledged more than $700 million in support between 2014 and 2020 — said in a statement that it would be conducting a broader review of its relations with the country. The move to withdraw its ambassador, Roeland van de Geer, comes after severe international criticism over a crackdown on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Tanzanians. According to activists speaking to CNN, the crackdown has forced many gay citizens into hiding or to flee the country.


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