Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Same-sex affair in Morocco leads to 18 months in prison

Two young gay men were convicted of homosexuality on Feb. 1 and sentenced to 18 months in prison and a fine of 2,000 Moroccan dirham (about US$205), the Morocco World News reports. That article stated: The charges resulted after a … Continue reading

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OK to block TV tolerance ad? Jamaican court will decide

The Jamaican Court of Appeal is in the midst of hearings on whether TV stations that serve the public have the right to refuse a public-service advertisement promoting tolerance of LGBTI people. The hearings, scheduled for Feb. 1 to Feb. … Continue reading

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Hurrah! Indian Supreme Court will review anti-gay law

The Indian Supreme Court today agreed to a review of its own 2013 decision that had reinstated India’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law. The sodomy law, known as Section 377, had been overturned by the Delhi High Court in 2009. A five-judge … Continue reading

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Uganda and Nigeria: 2 sexual encounters, 3 arrests

Online news sites reported three recent arrests in Nigeria and Uganda on charges of violating their nations’ anti-homosexuality laws. The accounts have not been independently verified, but the Ugandan story is accompanied by a photo of the defendant’s official bail … Continue reading

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India’s top court will tackle sodomy law

BuzzFeed reports: India’s Supreme Court has scheduled a new hearing in the challenge to the country’s law criminalizing homosexuality, a member of the legal team challenging the law confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Thursday. The lawyer, who declined to comment … Continue reading

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No jail for inciting, then publicizing botched Egyptian raid

BuzzFeed reports: A Cairo appeals court overturned a judgement [last week] against Egyptian broadcaster in a defamation case brought for her role in publicizing the arrest of 26 men on charges of homosexuality from a bath house in December 2014, … Continue reading

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Here’s why Tunisian LGBT group should not be suspended

Human Rights Watch writes: Dangerous Precedent for Freedom of Association The Tunisian authorities’ decision to suspend the activities of the LGBT rights group Shams is a setback for individual freedoms and equal rights in Tunisia. Shams works on lesbian, gay, … Continue reading

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