The ban on events organised by LGBTI organisations, as announced by the Ankara Governor’s Office last weekend (18-19 November 2017), is disturbing and a clear breach of fundamental freedoms and human rights.
Gay men in Chechnya live in fear of persecution, violence, unlawful detention and torture. The charity 'Living Without Prejudice' (LWP) has been set up to bring awareness to their plight.
A young man arrested for having held up a rainbow flag supporting LGBTQ rights in Egypt has been ordered to spend an extra 15 days in preventative custody, Egyptian media such as Masrawi and Al-Watan reported on Monday.
Tanzania has deported three South African lawyers arrested last week for "promoting homosexuality", their organisation said in a statement.
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.
Jakarta’s new governor, Anies Baswedan, should act to protect and promote human rights in the Indonesian capital, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the governor.
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.