Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?”

A report on the criminal justice system was issued today by Chapter Four in Uganda. Titled: Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?” The Abuse of the Rights of Sexual Minorities in Uganda’s Criminal Justice System.  “UGANDA’s criminal justice system should … Continue reading

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Ugandan anti-gay law is dead, but court challenge lives on

A legal battle continues against Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act, led by the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a gay-friendly legal advocacy group in Uganda. HRAPF will not be joined in the case by the UHAI East African Sexual … Continue reading

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3 Gambians seek bail while facing homosexuality charges

Three Gambian citizens facing homosexuality-related charges are asking the country’s High Court for their release on bail, the Gambian newspaper The Point reported. The defendants — Alieu Sarr, Momarr Sowe and Modou Lamin Bittaye — are the only three remaining … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Top judges send opposing politician to jail for sodomy

Human Rights Watch reports: The conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim after seven years of politically motivated proceedings under an abusive and archaic law is a major setback for human rights in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. On February … Continue reading

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Over Swedish protest, Tunisia imposes 2-year sentence

An unidentified Swedish man has been sentenced to two years behind bars in Tunisia for “homosexual acts” despite the protests of Swedish diplomats, Agence France-Presse reported. Under Tunisian law, sodomy is punishable by up to three years in prison. AFP … Continue reading

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Zambia seeks to overturn acquittal of anti-AIDS activist

The government of Zambia isn’t willing to let an AIDS activist get away with publicly suggesting repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law, even after he was acquitted of a charge that his televised comment should be punished as  “soliciting for … Continue reading

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Gambia: Grim tale of torture; man expects to die in captivity

By Colin Stewart A man arrested on homosexuality charges in the Gambia has apparently been tortured and now has been locked in a heavily guarded hospital room where he expects to die, according to an eyewitness and a second source. … Continue reading

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