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Jamaican anti-sodomy suit ends

Published: August 30, 2014 4:00 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A Jamaican gay rights activist who challenged the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law withdrew the suit out of fear for his safety.

Last year, Javed Jaghai made headlines for a constitutional court challenge to Jamaica's 1864 law that bans sex between men.

But in an affidavit, Jaghai said he has been threatened and believes his "loved ones are under threat."

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