Zelimkhan Bakayev was last seen on August 8 in Chechnya.
An activist accused of violating Russia’s law against “gay propaganda” has been fined for sharing links on social media involving the LGBTQ movement, including articles published by BuzzFeed and The Guardian.
Doctors, medical professionals, and national medical associations should heed the World Medical Association’s October 2017 resolution to end forced anal examinations on people accused of homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch said today.
The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.
MEPs Sophie in ‘t Veld and Marietje Schaake have expressed their deep concerns over the worsening situation of the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan.
The Trump administration has come under fire for joining with Iraq and Saudi Arabia on voting against a UN resolution condemning the death penalty for gay sex.
Police in Azerbaijan have conducted a violent campaign, arresting and torturing men presumed to be gay or bisexual, as well as transgender women, Human Rights Watch said today.
Alarming stories of physical violence, verbal abuse, forced medical examinations and detentions of LGBTI people have been emerging from Azerbaijan over the past two weeks.
Egypt should stop arresting and harassing people suspected of homosexuality using trumped-up “debauchery” and “inciting debauchery” charges, Human Rights Watch said today.
Members of the LGBTI community in Baku are being actively targeted by police raids, with those detained being assaulted, forcibly medically examined, fined or forced to reveal contact details from their mobile phones.