Category Archives: Trials / punishments

2 LGBTI defendants win their freedom in Uganda

A Ugandan judge has dismissed homosexuality-related charges against two LGBTI defendants who had been forced to appear in court four times since their arrest in January. Each time the case was adjourned after the  prosecution failed to produce any witnesses … Continue reading

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Setback in court challenge to Nigerian anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports: “A judge with Nigeria’s Federal High Court threw out a challenge to a sweeping anti-LGBT law enacted in January on Wednesday, ruling that the person bringing the case did not have standing to challenge the law. “The case … Continue reading

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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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