Persecution Alert

Court ruling for girls accused of same-sex sexual acts postponed

28 November 2016   Morocco

A Moroccan court has postponed to 9 December, a decision on the case of two teenage girls found kissing each other in Marrakech in October, reports say.

The two girls aged respectively 16 a

Two men arrested in Marrakech after being seen on hotel bed by a cleaning lady

25 November 2016   Morocco

A Spanish man and a Moroccan citizen were reportedly arrested on Thursday, 24 November on charges in relation to homosexual acts. The men were caught laying in the same

Indonesia’s top court weighs ban on sex outside marriage that will adversely affect LGBT people

27 October 2016   Indonesia

Indonesia’s highest court is deliberating whether sex outside marriage should be made illegal in the world’s third-largest democracy, in the latest push by

52% of gay men without peer support suffer violence

21 October 2016   India

A recent survey conducted across five Indian states found that gay men who seek peer support were far safer than those living with their parents, most often without outing themselves. More than hal

National Commission for Human Rights urges transgender attack inquiry after surge in violence

21 September 2016   Pakistan

Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights has issued a 

Pride events banned again, ‘will arrest’ anyone who takes part in Pride - Minister Lokodo

21 September 2016   Uganda

Following a raid on a Pride event earlier this summer, the Ugandan go

Countrywide anti-gay protests planned by religious group in Malawi

20 September 2016   Malawi

Malawi-based humanrights group Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), has condemned plans by the Ethics, Peace and Justice Commission (EPJC) a social governance

Ugandan police raid event part of the Pride Week celebrations

05 August 2016   Uganda

Ugandan police broke up a gay Pride event in the capital last night and arrested about 20 people, in the latest incident highlighting the risks facing the LGBT community in the country.

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Report: Iranian man convicted of sodomy executed

04 August 2016   Iran

Amnesty International have said that Iranian authorities have executed a man who was convicted of sodomy. Hassan Afshar, 19, was reportedly hanged in a prison southwest of the Iranian capital of Te

Police investigating video allegedly showing violent anti-gay attack

04 August 2016   Barbados

As the Barbadian police is investigate another violent incident that was videotaped and circulated on social media, the local NGO Barbados Gays Lesbians All-Sexual Against Discrimination (B-GLAD) h

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