Category Archives: Trials / punishments

No bail for 2 Ugandans facing trial on gay-sex charges

Human rights workers have been seeking the release of two Ugandans who face trial starting May 7 on homosexuality charges. The case of Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, was reported in the article “2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges.” … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Prison sentence ends for man denounced as gay

A Cameroon man, age 29,  has been released from prison, putting an end to incarceration that  began when a friend reportedly claimed the man was a homosexual, attorney Michel Togué reports. The man (called Myan in this blog to protect … Continue reading

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Glimmer of hope for overturning India’s anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports: India’s Supreme Court said [today] it would hear arguments in open court on whether to reconsider a December decision upholding the country’s colonial-era sodomy law, known as Section 377. This is LGBTI rights’ advocates last chance to toss … Continue reading

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2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges

Two Ugandans accused of homosexual activity are scheduled to face trial in May.  They have been held in Luzira Prison since their arrest in January. Kim Mukisa, 24, a businessman, and Jackson Mukasa,  19, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 in … Continue reading

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India Supreme Court opens a path toward LGBTI rights

BuzzFeed reports: A victory for transgender rights in India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday [April 15] may have rescued the country’s LGBTI movement from the brink of legal disaster. For the past 12 years, the Indian LGBTI rights movement had pinned … Continue reading

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In turnaround, Russian court OKs two LGBT rallies

The Advocate reports: A district court in the Western Russian region of Kostroma on Friday [April 4] declared that two LGBT rallies can proceed as planned, overturning two decisions by lower courts that sided with local officials refusing to allow … Continue reading

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Saudi police arrest 35 at alleged ‘gay party’

The Saudi Arabian news website The Peninsula Times reports Police arrested 35 people early Friday morning [April 4] during a party allegedly for homosexuals. Among those arrested … at a beach resort, were a group “of men wearing women’s clothes,” … Continue reading

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Egypt: 4 sentenced to 3-8 years on gay sex charges

Agence France-Presse reports via Al Arabiya News: A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said. Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and … Continue reading

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Two slim chances to overturn India’s anti-gay law

India currently has two long-shot chances for overturning its anti-gay colonial law, Section 377, which was reinstated by an Indian Supreme Court decision on Dec. 11, 2013. The ruling Congress Party says it will seek to repeal the law if … Continue reading

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LGBT in Zambia: ‘How many more lives will be ruined?’

In response to the latest court case against alleged homosexuals in Zambia, the leader of the Zambian human rights organization Friends of Rainka has called for an end to persecution of LGBT people. Juliet Mphande, executive director of Friends of … Continue reading

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