Category Archives: Trials / punishments

15 were arrested in anti-gay Gambia; all are now free

Everyone who was arrested in last year’s anti-gay crackdown in the Gambia has now been released, according to former Gambian official Fatou Camara. The final three men to be released were acquitted last week of “aggravated homosexuality” after eight months … Continue reading

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Gambia acquits 3 men of ‘aggravated homosexuality’

In the Gambia, three men have been acquitted after eight months in prison that followed their arrest in an anti-gay crackdown last November. The Washington Blade reports: A Gambian court on Thursday acquitted three men who had been charged under … Continue reading

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LGBTI life improves in homophobic Cameroon

In Cameroon, the number of prosecutions and convictions of LGBTI people has dropped markedly after years of hard work by local activists and two attorneys advocating for recognition of the human rights of LGBTI people. Cameroon has not repealed the … Continue reading

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Jamaica today: Challenging homophobic TV stations

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network reports: This morning, the Jamaican Court of Appeal will begin hearing a precedent-setting appeal by Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican human rights activist and a senior policy analyst at the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, challenging national television … Continue reading

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Bogus hanging in Iran, bogus tweets in Egypt

Activist/analyst Scott Long here exposes: Unsubstantiated news reports that an Iranian teenager was hanged for being gay; and A fake Twitter account that apparently was set up to convince Egyptian authorities to arrest Long. Excerpts from Long’s blog post, with … Continue reading

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7 years of delay stymie Ugandan anti-bias lawsuit

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has once again failed to act on a challenge to the law that prevents the country’s Equal Opportunities Commission from fulfilling its responsibility for protecting marginalized people from discrimination. That law prohibits the commission from acting on … Continue reading

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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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