Category Archives: Middle East / North Africa

Bogus hanging in Iran, bogus tweets in Egypt

Activist/analyst Scott Long here exposes: Unsubstantiated news reports that an Iranian teenager was hanged for being gay; and A fake Twitter account that apparently was set up to convince Egyptian authorities to arrest Long. Excerpts from Long’s blog post, with … Continue reading

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Bad news: Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. ASIA With a nearly unanimous vote on the second reading, the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan continues to advance its … Continue reading

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Morocco blames victim for anti-LGBTI mob attack

Human Rights Watch has urged Moroccan officials to stop stirring up anti-gay sentiments in the wake of a mob attack in Fez on an allegedly gay man, who may in fact be a trans woman. This is an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Nigeria criticizes U.N. for seeking end to LGBTI repression

The hate-crime murders of thousands of LGBTI people worldwide aren’t enough to convince Nigerian officials or their anti-gay American supporters that tolerance for sexual minorities is a good idea. Nigeria claims that an appeal by the U.N. High Commissioner for … Continue reading

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LGBTI news 2: Iran, Morocco, ISIS, Kenya, Gambia, Uganda

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws or considering anti-gay legislation, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. (This is the second of three posts. The first one reported news from Kazakhstan, Sri … Continue reading

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On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia. MOROCCO The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual … Continue reading

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5 steps to online safety for LGBT Egyptians; الشرطة المصرية تلاحق المجتمع المثلي

Activist/commentator Scott Long reports from Egypt: This week saw the first absolutely confirmed case of police using the Internet to entrap accused LGBT people. The story hasn’t been reported in the Egyptian press: meaning the government may be hoping to … Continue reading

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