Category Archives: Trials / punishments

2 Ugandan men face trial on gay-sex charges

Two Ugandan men accused of homosexual activity are scheduled to face trial in May.  They have been held in Luzira Prison since their arrest in December. Kim Mukisa, 24, a businessman, and Jackson Mukasa,  19, pleaded not guilty Feb. 6 … Continue reading

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India Supreme Court opens a path toward LGBTI rights

BuzzFeed reports: A victory for transgender rights in India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday [April 15] may have rescued the country’s LGBTI movement from the brink of legal disaster. For the past 12 years, the Indian LGBTI rights movement had pinned … Continue reading

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In turnaround, Russian court OKs two LGBT rallies

The Advocate reports: A district court in the Western Russian region of Kostroma on Friday [April 4] declared that two LGBT rallies can proceed as planned, overturning two decisions by lower courts that sided with local officials refusing to allow … Continue reading

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Saudi police arrest 35 at alleged ‘gay party’

The Saudi Arabian news website The Peninsula Times reports Police arrested 35 people early Friday morning [April 4] during a party allegedly for homosexuals. Among those arrested … at a beach resort, were a group “of men wearing women’s clothes,” … Continue reading

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Egypt: 4 sentenced to 3-8 years on gay sex charges

Agence France-Presse reports via Al Arabiya News: A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said. Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and … Continue reading

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Two slim chances to overturn India’s anti-gay law

India currently has two long-shot chances for overturning its anti-gay colonial law, Section 377, which was reinstated by an Indian Supreme Court decision on Dec. 11, 2013. The ruling Congress Party says it will seek to repeal the law if … Continue reading

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LGBT in Zambia: ‘How many more lives will be ruined?’

In response to the latest court case against alleged homosexuals in Zambia, the leader of the Zambian human rights organization Friends of Rainka has called for an end to persecution of LGBT people. Juliet Mphande, executive director of Friends of … Continue reading

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So far, 2 jailed lesbians are on their own in Cameroon

No help is currently on the way for two lesbians arrested and jailed on homosexuality charges in Ebolowa in southern Cameroon, according to the anti-AIDS, pro-human-rights group Camfaids. Camfaids arranges help for LGBT prisoners and defendants in the Cameroonian capital … Continue reading

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6 in court facing anti-gay charges in Zambia, Emirates

In recent days, anti-homosexuality laws have resulted in three court cases involving six defendants in two countries: Zambia: 11 months in prison with no conviction, no bail The trial of James Mwape and Philip Mubiana has been adjourned to April … Continue reading

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LGBT activist from Congo arrested, beaten in Uganda

LGBTI rights and anti-AIDS activist Joseph Saidi was arrested last week in Uganda, where he had fled for safety after being attacked at home last year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Saidi, the founder and president of the … Continue reading

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