Fred Odinga, a Kenyan LGBTI rights activist, suffered multiple injuries in an attack last year in Kakamega, a town in western Kenya. After he and other witnesses testified against three men charged with the attack, the three defendants were found guilty and each was sentenced to a year in prison.
India’s Supreme Court has raised hopes that it might overturn its 2013 ruling that reinstated the country’s anti-homosexuality law. But the court’s phrasing sounded like a warning that the court doesn’t want to overturn the law.
(WITH JUNE 9 UPDATE) A federal court in the United States on June 5 declared that homophobic Pastor Scott Lively violated international law through his anti-LGBTI provocations in Uganda, but decided that he could not be punished for his actions in a U.S. court.
Bangladeshi activists are seeking to raise £25,000 to mount a legal challenge to the country’s colonial-era anti-LGBT law.
Russia is ramping up its opposition to LGBTI advocates seeking an end to human rights abuses in Chechnya. It has arrested protesters in Moscow and issued a formal statement denying that 100 gay Chechens were arrested and tortured in secret detention sites.
Uganda LGBTI rights ally Stella Nyanzi was released on bail on May 10, after more than a month in prison.
About 200 LGBT people worldwide have been arrested in recent weeks in anti-LGBT police actions in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.