Persecution Alert

Russia to Vote on Homophobic Bill

11 December 2012   Russian Federation

On December 19, 2012, the Duma, the lower chamber of parliament, is scheduled to discuss draft provisions that would impose fines on individuals, government officials, and organizations that engage

12 Men arrested for 'immoral acts', subsequently released

30 November 2012   Libya

Human Rights Watch confirmed that 12 men had been arrested on the charge of ‘immoral acts’. They were being detained under the authority of the Supreme Security Committee in Tripoli. Th

Lawmakers move ahead on anti-gay bill

13 November 2012   Nigeria

The Bill would harshly crack down on gay rights, including banning same-sex marriage, and LGBTI organisations. The bill which has already been approved by the Senate passed a second reading in the

Parliament will soon debate Anti Homosexuality Bill – Speaker

02 November 2012   Uganda

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has promised to expedite the debate on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Ms Kadaga made the assurance while addressing religious leaders and journalists at Entebbe I

Threats against lawyers defending LGBT people

24 October 2012   Cameroon

Since October 18, 2012, Alice Nkom, a lawyer based in Douala, and Michel Togue, a Yaoundé-based lawyer, have received a series of anonymous threats by cell phone and email related to  t

Ukrainian Parliament passes draft law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ in first reading‏

02 October 2012   Ukraine

The parliament of Ukraine has adopted at first reading draft law 8711 which criminalises any reference to homosexuality in the media or public domain and, if adopted in its current form, could resu

British producer arrested in Uganda over play exploring gay issues

13 September 2012   Uganda

British theatre producer David Cecil was charged over a play staged in Uganda about the condition of gay people. David has now been released on bail.

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Police Harass Activists With Threats, Raids, Beatings, and Arrests

27 August 2012   Zimbabwe

On August 20, Zimbabwean police officers forcibly occupied the Harare organizational offices of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ), which advocates for national gay rights and provides health edu

Attack on three women on allegations of lesbianism

21 August 2012   Kenya

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya give details of the said attack.

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