Tag Archives: Human Rights Watch

Burmese official seeks arrest of gays; HRW protests

Press release from Human Rights Watch: Burma: Protect, Not Target, Gay People Condemn Official’s Anti-Gay Statements (New York, September 3, 2015) – Burma’s government should publicly condemn grossly discriminatory remarks by a regional official about gay men and transgender women, … Continue reading

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Morocco blames victim for anti-LGBTI mob attack

Human Rights Watch has urged Moroccan officials to stop stirring up anti-gay sentiments in the wake of a mob attack in Fez on an allegedly gay man, who may in fact be a trans woman. This is an excerpt from … Continue reading

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On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia. MOROCCO The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual … Continue reading

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Russian activists: Resilience in the face of repression

Human Rights Watch commentary: Russian Activists Provide Antidote Against Government By Boris Dittrich “Could you please give me your phone? We don’t allow cell phones in our office.” Stupefied, I handed over my phone. This wasn’t some confidential high-level ministerial … Continue reading

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Global LGBTI activists will meet, seek support in Berlin

Twenty LGBTI activists from around the world are scheduled to gather in Berlin, Germany, next week to develop strategies and seek support from 100 mostly Western business leaders and from each other. The activists were selected to appear June 11 … Continue reading

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New lesbian supporters at work in Cameroon, Europe

Cameroon’s new association of activist women and their supporters has been busy in Cameroon and in Europe, seeking greater opportunities, improved health care, and basic human rights for lesbians and transgender women. The organization AVAF (Association for the Promotion of … Continue reading

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Us vs. them (Egypt): Deport me!

Second of two articles about the challenge of breaking through emotional barriers that people erect between themselves and victims of persecution who act or look unlike them. This article, by activist/commentator Scott Long, focuses on the difficulty keeping relatively affluent … Continue reading

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