Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Uganda helps minorities, except those most in need of help

A huge flaw prevents Uganda’s Equal Opportunities Commission from fulfilling its responsibility for protecting marginalized people from discrimination. By law, it is not authorized to act on behalf of the most marginalized Ugandans — those who behave in ways that … Continue reading

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On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia. MOROCCO The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual … Continue reading

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Belize activist: ‘I’ve sacrificed my life to this work’

For insight into the difficult life of an LGBTI activist in a former British colony that still suffers under a colonial-era anti-sodomy law, read The New York Times Magazine’s story about activist Caleb Orozco. It’s titled “The Lonely Fight Against … Continue reading

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Campaign targets anti-gay law; Morocco jails three

Agence France-Presse reports: Three Moroccan men accused of homosexuality have been sentenced to three years in jail each by a court in northeastern Morocco, a rights group said on Monday. Homosexuality and sexual relations outside marriage are forbidden in the … Continue reading

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Kenya moves to appeal courtroom win by LGBTI group

As expected, the government of Kenya has filed notice that it plans to appeal a High Court ruling of April 24 that would open the way to official recognition of LGBTI organizations. The government has refused to register such organizations … Continue reading

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‘Islamic State’ has reported 15 LGBTI executions

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has published reports of 15 people said to have been executed in the past 12 months by “Islamic State” militias for alleged homosexuality-related crimes. The IGLHRC file “Timeline of Publicized Executions … Continue reading

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Court orders Kenya to register LGBTI activist group

Kenya’s High Court has ruled that the government cannot refuse to give official recognition to LGBTI organizations on the basis of Kenyan law prohibiting same-sex intimacy. The April 24 ruling came in a case brought by the National Gay and … Continue reading

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