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Death penalty on way in Ethiopia for gays?

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- An anti-gay organization that held a recent workshop on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in Ethiopia is reporting that the death penalty against gay people in Ethiopia may be on the horizon.

The workshop reportedly looked with the social "evils" and "disastrous" effects of homosexuality in Ethiopia, and was led by United for Life Ethiopia, a Western Evangelical Christian organization with local representation.

Government officials, religious leaders, leading heath professionals, charities and members of the public attended the event at the Bethel Teaching Hospital in Addis Ababa, last week.

In the workshop police alleged "homosexual family members and neighbors" have sexually abused 117 boys last year.

It comes on the heels of much antagonism toward the LGBT community in Ethiopia.

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