Tag Archives: Amnesty International

Scenes from global protests against Uganda’s anti-gay bill

Protesters in Africa, Europe and the Americas joined yesterday’s Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The demonstrations, requested by LGBTI activists and Ugandan civil society groups, called on President Yoweri Museveni to reject the bill. Scenes from some of the … Continue reading

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Puny response to 68 arrests in Nigeria’s anti-gay war

As many as 68 suspected homosexuals have been arrested in oil-rich Nigeria in connection with the new anti-gay law imposed there early this month. Several countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, as well as human rights organizations, … Continue reading

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Call for probe: Family let Mbede die to exorcise gayness?

Grieving friends and allies of gay rights icon Roger Mbede are calling for an investigation into his family’s role in his death on Jan. 10. After Mbede, 34, left a hospital in Yaoundé last month, he was reportedly denied access … Continue reading

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Homophobia victim Roger Mbede dies in Cameroon

Roger Jean Claude Mbede, 34, the Cameroonian man who was sentenced to three years in prison for sending an amorous text to a male acquaintance, died today in his home village after running out of money to pay for medical … Continue reading

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Honors for LGBT defender Alice Nkom of Cameroon

The German branch of Amnesty International announced last week that it will award its Human Rights Prize to attorney Alice Nkom of Cameroon, who continues to battle for the rights of LGBT people there. The award will go to her … Continue reading

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Zambia: Prosecutor absent, no bail after 5+ months in jail

A pattern of legal delays continued this week in the case of two young Zambian men who have been held without bail for more than five months awaiting continuation of their trial on charges of homosexual activity. A decision on … Continue reading

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Justice delayed, justice denied for 2 in Zambian gay trial

Supporters of two young Zambian men facing homosexuality charges say the men are being denied a fair trial. Philip Mubiana and James Mwape, who have been denied bail, have been jailed for five months while their trial is delayed again … Continue reading

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Amnesty to Zambia: Release 2 men facing gay sex charges

Amnesty International this week renewed its campaign for the release of two young men in Zambia who have been imprisoned for five months on charges of homosexual activity. If convicted, they could face up to 14 years in prison. On … Continue reading

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Archbishop tells Kenya: Gays deserve respect

Kenyans should not discriminate against homosexuals, should be respectful to them, and should grant them dignity and human rights, says Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo, the Pope’s respresentative to Kenya. AllAfrica.com reported: Speaking after commissioning a Sh400 million [US$4.6 million] pastoral … Continue reading

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Russian gay film festival: 12,500-euro fine as ‘foreign agent’

A judge in St. Petersburg declared the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival a “foreign agent” yesterday (May 7) and fined it 12,500 euros for not registering as required by Russia’s new Foreign Agent Law. This is the latest of … Continue reading

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