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Lebanon : Syrian Refugee’s Detained, Beaten, Abused on Suspicion of Being Gay

A 31-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon was allegedly detained and tortured in February 2016, apparently on suspicion of being gay, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.
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Egypt : Court Sentences Concert-goer to 6 years in Prison over LGBTQ Flag

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a student to six years in prison for "practicing debauchery" for raising the rainbow flag of the LGBTQ movement at a concert, according to local media.
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Tunisia: Doctors Oppose ‘Anal Test’ for Homosexuality

The National Council of the Medical Order in Tunisia issued a statement on April 3, 2017, calling for doctors to cease conducting forced anal and genital examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The move is an important step toward ending degrading, discriminatory, and unscientific “testing” for evidence of homosexual conduct.
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Kuwait : Police arrest 11 more suspects in homosexual activities

Kuwaiti police has arrested a number of people infected with communicable diseases and involved in homosexual activities, residency detectives arrested three suspects while attempting to escape from the country through the airport.
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On International Human Rights Day: Global LGBTIQ Activists Urge the Trump Administration to Uphold...

LGBTIQ activists from Iraq, Lebanon, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sweden, Thailand, and USA gathered at the office of OutRight Action International, formerly the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, in New York City, to discuss the impact of the incoming Trump Administration and urge the President-elect and his administration to maintain US commitment to protecting the human rights of LGBTIQ people globally.
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Japan: Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBT Students

Japan’s updated national bullying prevention policy will for the first time protect sexual and gender minority students, Human Rights Watch said today. The measure will boost Japan’s reputation regionally and internationally on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.
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Defending the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The IE SOGI mandate was created through UN Human Rights Council resolution A/HRC/RES/32/2 in June of last year and was confirmed through six separate votes over the UNGA session in 2016.
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Russian ‘propaganda’ law breaches human rights – first judgment of its kind

In a landmark judgment, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that Russia breached the rights of LGBTI activists, who had complained about the effects of the country’s infamous ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation.
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Indonesia: Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should immediately intervene to prevent the scheduled May 23, 2017 public flogging of two young men convicted of same-sex sexual relations, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
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International attention must focus on LGBTI people in Azerbaijan after police raids

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.
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WA shearer set boss on fire for ‘unwanted homosexual advances’

A shearer who doused his boss in diesel fuel as he slept, then used a burning broomstick to send a fireball into his caravan cabin has been jailed for five years and four months.
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