Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

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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Victory in court for Botswana LGBTI rights group

The LGBTI rights group Legabibo won a crucial legal victory this week at the High Court in Botswana, gaining the right to be legally registered as an independent organization. Coverage of the achievement is here: “LEGABIBO triumphs in Botswana court” … Continue reading

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Singapore court rejects appeal of anti-gay law

Channel NewsAsia reports: SINGAPORE — The nation’s highest court on Wednesday Oct 29 ruled that a law that criminalises sex between men is constitutional. The ruling covers both cases contesting the law, one brought by two graphic designers who have … Continue reading

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U.S. vs. ‘Dictators’ Club’ of anti-gay African strongmen

While African leaders meet this week at a trade summit in Washington, D.C., it’s important to recognize that some of Africa’s most repressive (and mostly anti-LGBTI) leaders are gaining strength from each other by providing mutual support, writes Alyssa Rickard, … Continue reading

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Cameroon villagers attack gay ‘demon’ — and seek his land

By Erin Royal Brokovitch The author of this article is an LGBT rights activist in Cameroon who writes under a pseudonym.   Two years ago, René M. opened a café on a small parcel of land that he bought in … Continue reading

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Activists demand new probe of Eric Lembembe murder

A year after the murder of journalist/activist Eric Lembembe in Cameroon, human rights activists in Cameroon and abroad are calling for a renewed investigation into his death. Cameroonian authorities’ mishandling of the investigation has been so incompetent and disrespectful that … Continue reading

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Morocco upholds 6 prison terms for disputed gay acts

Human Rights Watch reports: Morocco: Homosexuality Convictions Upheld Appeals Court Applies Law Criminalizing Same-Sex Activities (Rabat, July 8, 2014) – A Moroccan appeals court on July 2, 2014, upheld the convictions of men accused of homosexual acts, Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

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