Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Pressure on Kyrgyzstan to derail Russia-style anti-LGBTI bill

Human rights activists are putting pressure on Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev to reject a proposed anti-“gay propaganda” law during his travels in Europe this week and next. Human Rights Watch urged leaders France, Germany and Switzerland to raise three human rights … Continue reading

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Morocco report: 2 imprisoned on homosexuality charges

Human Rights Watch reports: RABAT, Morocco, March 4 – Two men accused of consensual homosexual activity are serving prison terms after a trial that seems to have been unfair, Human Rights Watch and the Aswat Group for Sexual Minorities, a … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Top judges send opposing politician to jail for sodomy

Human Rights Watch reports: The conviction of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim after seven years of politically motivated proceedings under an abusive and archaic law is a major setback for human rights in Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said today. On February … Continue reading

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Ongoing fight for trans rights in Malaysia

By Ruby Pratka Transgender people in Malaysia may soon have fewer legal barriers to expressing their gender freely, thanks to a recent ruling in a state appeals court. The Malaysia Court of Appeal in the city of Putrajaya ruled last … Continue reading

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Human rights overview: Anti-gay backlash, but progress too

In many of the 76-plus countries with anti-gay laws, LGBTI people have recently experienced a backlash from anti-LGBTI forces, even while the fight for LGBTI rights continues. But Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, says that it’s important not … Continue reading

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Signs of progress in violent, homophobic Jamaica

A recent report by Human Rights Watch paints a familiarly grim picture of LGBT life in homophobic Jamaica, but speaks optimistically about signs of progress. HRW says: “Violence against LGBT people in Jamaica today is rampant. Police, schools, and hospitals … Continue reading

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Gambia: Life Sentence for ‘Aggravated Homosexuality’

We are republishing the entire news release from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on the worsening situation for LGBTI in Gambia.  New Law Threatens LGBTI Community (Dakar, November 21, 2014) – Gambia’s recent passage of a homophobic law puts the … Continue reading

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