Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Maldives: Lenient no more, island nation arrests 2

Local police in the island nation of the Maldives arrested two men on Aug. 29 on charges of homosexual activity, the London-based LGBTI activist group Rainbow Warriors reported. The arrests follow a toughening of the Maldives law about LGBTI intimacy, … Continue reading

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Senegal: No ‘anti-homosexuality’ law? Jail for 7 for gay sex

Seven men have been sentenced to six months in prison in Senegal after being convicted of homosexual activity in a private apartment. In discussions with the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2013, the Senegal delegation claimed that no one is … Continue reading

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Accused Gambian gays tell of torture, inhumane prison

FatuRadio reported yesterday the details of how the regime of Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh last year began putting into action his longtime threats of violence against LGBTI people. Below are modestly edited excerpts from the FatuRadio article in which three … Continue reading

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10 nations where the penalty for gay sex is death

Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. How many actually impose the death sentence is a difficult question. According to the 2015 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

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U.S. to Malaysia: Anti-gay law’s political victim needs doctor

During his ongoing trip to the Far East, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Malaysian prime minister about the politically motivated sodomy conviction and imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. The Washington Blade report (below) suggests that Kerry … Continue reading

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Senegal’s anti-gay law sends journalist back to prison

Senegalese journalist Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye  was ordered on July 31 to return to prison to serve a six-month sentence for homosexual acts. The conviction stemmed from an incident in June that involved a group of  youths, including Kéba Nar Sy, … Continue reading

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15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camara. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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