Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Ongoing fight for trans rights in Malaysia

By Ruby Pratka Transgender people in Malaysia may soon have fewer legal barriers to expressing their gender freely, thanks to a recent ruling in a state appeals court. The Malaysia Court of Appeal in the city of Putrajaya ruled last … Continue reading

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al-Sisi’s Egypt: 40-48 arrests last night, totals now a record 148

With the latest raids, Egypt now holds the dubious record for the country with the largest number of reported arrests for homosexuality in such a short time, in a single country in recent times. Several sources reported today that the Bab el-Bahr … Continue reading

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Scott Lively, US anti-gay evangelist to stand trial

Scott Lively, the anti-gay evangelist who helped to draft Uganda’s “kill the gays” law, is likely to be tried for crimes against humanity in the US State of Massachusetts. Although the law, as passed by the Ugandan Parliament, was deemed … Continue reading

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Two gay men executed by the Islamic State in Syria

The GayMaroc.com portal, based in Morocco, reported today that the jihadist organization Islamic State, on Tuesday, November 25th, conducted the stoning of two young gays in Syria. GayMaroc.com reports that: “The Syrian Human Rights Observer, an organization close to the opposition Syrian regime … Continue reading

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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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