Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Saudi Arabia: 3 years for gay sex offer, photos on phone

GulfNews.com reports: A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts.” The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a SR100,000 fine [about US $26,000] by … Continue reading

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Challenge to Ugandan anti-gay law seeks regional impact

Activists in Uganda are continuing their legal battle against the country’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Law, hoping that the Tanzania-based East African Court of Justice will issue a ruling that will make clear such anti-gay laws are unacceptable throughout East Africa. Uganda’s … Continue reading

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Indian actor accused, Nigerian activist sues over arrest

News in brief: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan faces an accusation in court that he promoted  homosexuality during a TV show in which he urged viewers to seek the repeal of India’s anti-gay law. Nigerian activist Ifeanyi Orazulike is suing police … Continue reading

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Egypt: 8 imprisoned on anti-gay charges, 23 for protest

Activist/commentator Scott Long writes: Two trials, two travesties Eight men were sent to prison [Nov. 1] in Cairo, because their faces flickered through a video that prosecutors said showed a “gay wedding.” They got three years; after that, they’ll serve another three years’ “probation,” … Continue reading

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Nigerian appeal seeks to overturn anti-gay law

A Nigerian expatriate has appealed an Oct. 22 court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit against the country’s new anti-gay law. Teriah Joseph Ebah, a 42-year-old Nigerian who has lived in the United Kingdom for the past 14 years, said the … Continue reading

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India joins the ‘arrest-the-gays’ gang

BuzzFeed reports: Indian Man Arrested For Homosexuality After Being Filmed On Wife’s Spy Cameras Police in the Indian technology hub Bangalore have arrested a 32-year-old man for homosexuality after his wife installed secret cameras in their house and recorded him having … Continue reading

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Singapore court rejects appeal of anti-gay law

Channel NewsAsia reports: SINGAPORE — The nation’s highest court on Wednesday Oct 29 ruled that a law that criminalises sex between men is constitutional. The ruling covers both cases contesting the law, one brought by two graphic designers who have … Continue reading

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