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Sudan ends death penalty, corporal punishment for LGBTIQ+ people

Sudan ends death penalty, corporal punishment for LGBTIQ+ people

LGBTIQ+ advocates have welcomed a suite of new laws and amendments passed by the Sudanese parliament, which includes the end of the death penalty for homosexual activity. The Sovereign Council of Sudan has approved the package, which will ban punishment for apostasy, female genital mutilation and corporal punishment and the death penalty for same-sex relations. […]

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US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

US government condemns Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill

The US government has condemned Uganda’s plans to bring in laws that would see people convicted of homosexual acts being sentenced to death. “The U.S. government firmly opposes criminalization of LGBTI individuals,” said a U.S. State Department official. “We stand with Uganda’s LGBTI community and Ugandans of all backgrounds and beliefs to defend the dignity […]

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Singer accused of being homosexual faces death penalty in Iran

Singer accused of being homosexual faces death penalty in Iran

A famous Kurdish singer is facing the death penalty after being accused of being homosexual in Iran. Mohsen Lorestani, a resident of the Kurdish province of Kermanshah has reportedly been arrested under the country’s strict laws against same-sex relationships. While information is limited, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network reports that he has been charged with […]

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Ugandan police break up gay rights event

Ugandan police break up gay rights event

  Police stormed a LGBTI rights event in the suburbs of Kampala on Thursday night and arrested a dozen people for promoting homosexuality according to Ugandan activists. Witnesses have described police scuffling with people, dragging them out of the club, beating them and stripping them naked to ascertain their gender. There have been unconfirmed reports […]

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