Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Cameroon arrestees freed, but possible probe looms

By Erin Royal Brokovitch At exactly 5:45 p.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 7, an assistant of attorney Michel Togué sent him a text message informing him of the provisional release of two allegedly gay detainees and two trans women, Jonas and Franky. … Continue reading

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Cameroon: 7 detainees win their release

Seven LGBT people who were arrested Oct. 1 on homosexuality-related charges have been released in Cameroon. All had faced charges of homosexuality and prostitution, including four who were released today and three released previously. The anti-AIDS, pro-human rights group Camfaids … Continue reading

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Gay Briton freed in Morocco; no word on his local partner

After 23,738 petitioners complained and British diplomats intervened, Morocco has released a British tourist who had been sentenced to four months in  prison on homosexuality charges. The BBC and The Guardian reported the news of 69-year-old Ray Cole’s release today. … Continue reading

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8 jailed on homosexuality charges in Morocco, Egypt

Eight more people have been sentenced to prison time in north Africa on homosexuality-related charges — two in Morocco on Oct. 2 and six in Egypt on Sept. 25. MOROCCO — Ray Cole and Jamal Jam Wald Ness Sentenced to … Continue reading

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Quick response to new anti-gay persecution in Cameroon

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The LGBTI community in Yaoundé responded quickly last week to the news that it has again become the target of persecution by law enforcement. Starting immediately, Cameroonian activists began working to keep seven detainees out of … Continue reading

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Russian court: Anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is constitutional

Caucasus Equality News reports: Russia’s Constitutional Court [on Sept. 25] ruled that the country’s controversial anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is not against the Russian constitution after an appeal made by three LGBT activists. Nikolai Alexeyev, Dimitri Isakov and Yaroslav Yevutshenko brought … Continue reading

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$64 fine settles 1st court case citing Burundi’s anti-gay law

A Vietnamese telecommunications worker has been released after paying a fine to settle changes that he engaged in illegal “homosexual practices,” according to the Burundian human rights organization MOLI (Movement for Individual Liberties). The man, whose name was not disclosed, … Continue reading

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