Category Archives: Trials / punishments

Egyptian court acquits all 26 arrested in bathhouse raid

BuzzFeed reports: CAIRO — A Cairo court acquitted 26 men of charges of participating in a gay “sex party” at a public bathhouse in December. … No trial court [previously had] ever cleared Egyptians of charges of homosexuality in a … Continue reading

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At least 587 LGBTI arrested in India in 2014

New Delhi media reported that 778 cases were registered and 587 people arrested under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in 2014 according to Home Ministry statistics. These statistics were gathered starting one month after the December 2013 judgement … Continue reading

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LGBT fear sharia in Indonesia’s Aceh district

Homosexual acts are not a crime in Indonesia’s criminal code but it remains taboo in many religiously conservative parts of the country, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, and particularly in Aceh province where Sharia law prevails. The Reuters news … Continue reading

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Al Hoceima, Morocco: Jail time reduced

A court in Al Hoceima in Morocco reduced the  prison sentence for two people arrested for “homosexuality” who had been imprisoned in the first instance to three years in prison, according to a report in the French-language HuffPost Moroc. An … Continue reading

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Egypt: new arrests; sentence reduced; German MP speaks out

Trans woman arrested. BuzzFeed reported that Cairo police arrested a 25-year old trans woman and her roommate on Sunday, December 28th.  As usual, local media is sensationalizing coverage with this case.  Police told local media that Malooka Aldlouah’s videos, posted … Continue reading

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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: 26 arrests last night, totals now a record 109

This article was updated January 4, 2015. The total charged in this matter was 26 people. 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 … Continue reading

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