African HRC Mourns the Passing of Sam Deetz

African Human Rights Coalition is deeply saddened to report the sudden passing of our Advisory Committee member, Sam Deetz, from Pennsylvania. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends, to Sam’s devoted husband Jim Zeigler, who he had shared his life with for the past 42 years. Sam’s loss is profound for all who knew him, and for us here at African HRC he will be so sorely missed. Sam was a man who cared deeply, his generosity a constant, as he gave so much in so many ways to LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers from African countries. He was especially active in our work with The Gambians seeking refuge and resettlement out of Senegal. It was Sam's fund raising and mentorship

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