Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Plea to Malaysia: Drop anti-gay law, political prosecution

From Human Rights Watch: Malaysia: Drop ‘Political’ Case Against Anwar  Revoke Law Criminalizing Homosexual Acts   (Bangkok, February 12, 2014) – The Malaysian government should drop its politically motivated prosecution of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged consensual homosexual relations, … Continue reading

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‘A new low by Cameroon’s government’

The comments by the official state representative toward the late Eric Lembembe, who is no longer with us to defend himself against such vitriol, represent a new low by Cameroon’s government. – Neela Ghoshal, senior researcher on LGBT rights for … Continue reading

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Cameroon appeal: Concrete steps to fight anti-gay violence

Cameroon should combat recent outbreaks of anti-gay violence, starting by taking a public stand on the issue during next month’s United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, according to 12 local and international human rights groups who made … Continue reading

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Next Olympics boss might be from nation with anti-gay law

Two of the six candidates vying to lead the International Olympic Committee are from  countries with either an anti-gay law on the books or an anti-gay bill that’s close to passage in the legislature. Ser Miang Ng  is from Singapore, … Continue reading

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Hundreds mourn murdered LGBT activist in Cameroon

MASS MOURNING FOR SLAIN ACTIVIST Hundreds of mourners took part in yesterday’s funeral for murdered journalist and LGBT rights activist Eric Lembembe, 33, including the United States ambassador, the United Kingdom’s high commissioner and the European Union’s program director for … Continue reading

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Ongoing surge of LGBT protests: Cameroon, Jamaica, Russia

CAMEROON In Cameroon, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and U.K. High Commissioner Bharat Joshi are expected to attend this weekend’s funeral of murdered LGBT activist/journalist Eric Lembembe. Protests of his murder are scheduled in The Hague, Netherlands, and in France. … Continue reading

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Cameroon: Two more homosexuality convictions

A court in Cameroon today convicted two more people of homosexuality offenses. Joseph Omgba was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a fine of 50,000 CFA francs (U.S. $100, 76 euros).  He has been in jail … Continue reading

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Arsonists, burglars attack LGBT advocates in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch issued this press release today: Cameroon: Spate of Attacks on Rights Defenders Authorities Should Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults (Douala, July 1, 2013) – The Cameroonian government should rigorously investigate, denounce, and prosecute suspicious break-ins at three human … Continue reading

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Report cites torture of Lebanon LGBTs, others; seeks reform

Police in Lebanon often mistreat or torture LGBT people, sex workers and drug users, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The 66-page report, titled “It’s Part of the Job: Ill-treatment and Torture of Vulnerable Groups in Lebanese … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s harsh laws, police abuse impede AIDS fight

From Human Rights Watch: (Dar es Salaam) – Tanzanians who are most at risk of HIV face widespread police abuse and often can’t get help when they are victims of crime, Human Rights Watch and the Wake Up and Step … Continue reading

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