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Indonesian police arrest over 50 men at Jakarta ‘gay spa’.

Indonesian police arrest over 50 men at Jakarta ‘gay spa’.

Police in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta have raided what they describe as a ‘gay spa’, and arrested 51 men. The men have been arrested under pornography and prostitution laws. Homosexuality is not illegal in Indonesia, except in the northern province of Aceh, but the country’s vague pornography laws are increasingly used by authorities to […]

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Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

Mass arrests in Nigeria for ‘homosexual acts’

Nigerian media have reported that over 40 men have been arrested for participating in homosexual activity. The arrests were made over the weekend. A hotel in the Lagos state was cordoned off while police investigated the people inside. In Nigeria homosexuality is punishable by 14 year imprisonment. While anyone caught showing same-sex affection in public, […]

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly denied any homosexual people have been arrested and detained in The Chechen Republic. Newspapers in Russia have reported that they leader of the autonomous region denied the accusations of arrest, torture and murder during an exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Provocative articles about Chechnya (have) reported so-called arrests,” […]

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop raises concern over gay arrests in Chechnya

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised concern over the report that 100 men in The Chechen Republic have been detained because of their sexuality. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and held at several […]

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Gay Man Arrested in Ghana for ‘Recruiting’ Other Men

In Ghana, a 21 year old student has been arrested by police after citizens threatened to kill him for being gay. The arrest occurred in Walewale, a small town and capital of the West Mamprusi district in the northern region of Ghana. Ghanaian news outlet Peacefmonline.com published images of the suspect in handcuffs wearing womens’ […]

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Mykki Blanco Arrested in Lisbon

Mykki Blanco Arrested in Lisbon

Rapper Michael Quattlebaum Jr., better known by his stage name Mykki Blanco has been arrested in Lisbon following a verbal altercation with a police officer. The incident arose when Quattlebaum Jr. was waiting for a taxi at the airport to take him to the art gallery at which he is doing a residency. He waited […]

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Transgender Former MP Detained at Sochi Olympics

Transgender Former MP Detained at Sochi Olympics

Vladimir Luxuria, former Italian politician and Europe’s first out transgender parliamentarian, has told reporters she was arrested  for holding a sign bearing the slogan ‘Gay is Ok’ in Russian at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Luxuria was reportedly arrested on the night of Sunday the 16th of February by two plainclothes officers and not released until […]

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