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Zambia's President Pardons Couple Imprisoned for Gay Sex

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pardoned a gay couple, Japhet Chataba, 39, and Steven Sambo, 31, who had been sentenced to 15 years in prison under a colonial-era antisodomy law.

Lungu pardoned the men May 22 in recognition of All Africa Freedom Day, Reuters reports. Nearly 3,000 people, imprisoned for a variety of charges, received pardons that day.

The case of Chataba and Sambo led to a quarrel between Zambia and the U.S. that resulted in the U.S. recalling its ambassador to the nation, Daniel

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu has pardoned a gay couple, Japhet Chataba, 39, and Steven Sambo, 31, who had been sentenced to 15 years in prison under a colonial-era antisodomy law.

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