Persecution Alert

Court case to be filed as transgender prison inmates in Bengaluru face abuse, harassment and neglect

25 January 2017   India

On Nov. 27, 2016, four transgender individuals were arrested and sent to Bengaluru Central Prison, accused of abduction and attempted murder, among other things. One, Ishu, had undergone breast aug

Police ban transgender sports event following protest from a Muslim group

21 January 2017   Malaysia

Following a protest from a Muslim group, the South Sulawesi Police have banned a Bugis sports and cultural event involving waria (transgendered people) and bissu (a gender-neutral identity in Bugis

Tunisian judge jails trans woman pending indecency trial

19 January 2017   Tunisia

A district court in Hammamet, Tunisia, today ordered the detention of a transgender woman who is awaiting a court decision on charges of public indecency and insulting a government official,&n

Number of LGBT asylum seekers rises sharply - report

18 January 2017   United Kingdom

There has been a sharp change in the numbers of LGBT people seeking asylum, according to new figures. Home Office number reportedly show a rise of more than 400% in five years. 

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Parents arrange 'corrective rape treatment' for son after discovering his sexuality

23 December 2016   India

A young gay man in Kolkata was subjected to physical and mental torture after coming out to his parents.

Sanjoy (name changed), in his early 20s, lives with his partner about which his pare

Men arrested at alleged ‘gay party’ released

29 November 2016   Indonesia

The police have released 13 men who had been arrested after allegedly holding a sex party at an apartment unit in South Jakarta on Saturday night.

“We sent them home because there

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

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