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February 4, 2013

Two men from Gao, Mali have been saved by French troops from execution for allegedly having gay sex

Two men from Mali who were going to be executed for having gay sex have been saved.

France, as well as other African nations and including Mali's army, intervened to end a ten month rebellion by groups of Tuareg tribes and Islamist extremists.

The groups have taken over most of Northern Mali, including the town of Gao enforcing Sharia law, punishing thieves with amputation and executing gays.