Director of Public Prosecution S.H. Barkun submitted an application Wednesday to withdraw the case. The defense had no objections.
Presiding Magistrate Sheriff Tabally granted the application and then dismissed all charges.
Prosecutors charged the defendants with “unnatural offenses” and felony for organizing a dance ceremony for gays. They all pleaded not guilty.
The criminal charge is applied toward people who are accused of taking part in homosexual acts in Gambia.
In 2008, President Yahya Jammeh told gays and lesbians to leave the country or have their heads cut off.
Gays and lesbians face threats of violence and discrimination across the continent.