Eritrea: Focus On Rapid Exapansion of HIV/AIDS by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, www.irinnews.org-05/09/03 (Ethiopia)
Eritrea faces a rapid expansion of the HIV/AIDS pandemic within the next few years, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Tuesday. Dominique Mathiot, the UNAIDS Country Programme Adviser, believes the number of people infected by HIV could increase significantly.
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Ethiopia- Country Report UK- Home Office- April 06- 04/30/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
1.01 This Country of Origin Information Report (COI Report) has been produced by Country of Origin Information Service, Research Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office, for use by officials involved in the asylum/human rights determination process. The Report provides general background information about the issues most commonly raised in asylum/human rights claims made in the United Kingdom. It includes information available up to 10 March 2006.
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Ethiopia-Border areas with Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and the Gambella region, www.smarttraveller.gov.au, 12/28/05, (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Travel Advice in Ethiopia: Summary included on travel advice/local laws for homosexual behaviour. Homosexual behaviour is illegal and penalties include imprisonment.
(PDF - 151 Kb) Document Date: 28 Dec 2005 (Downloads: 436)
Ethiopia-Leaders Urged to Make Effort in Fighting HIV/AIDS, www.allafrica.com-07/25/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Participants in and HIV/AIDS conference in Addis Ababa have called on the Ethiopian authorities to take a greater leadership role in the fight against the epidemic.
(PDF - 102 Kb) Document Date: 21 Jul 2003 (Downloads: 427)
Ethiopia-Poster Warns Against HIV/AIDS by Addis Tribune, www.allafrica.com 7/25/03 (Ethiopia)
Participants in and HIV/AIDS conference in Addis Ababa have called on the Ethiopian authorities to take greater leadership role in the fight against the epidemic.
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Ethiopia: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN INFORMATION REPORT- by Research Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office UK 04/11/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
i This Country of Origin Information Report (COI Report) has been produced by Research Development and Statistics (RDS), Home Office, for use by officials involved in the asylum/human rights determination process. The Report provides general background information about the issues most commonly raised in asylum/human rights claims made in the United Kingdom. The main body of the report includes information available up to 31 March 2007. The ?latest news? section contains further brief information on events and reports accessed from 1 April 2007 to 11 April 2007.
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Fact-finding Mission to Ethiopia by The Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers, December 2003 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Homosexuality is punishable according to Ethiopian las. The EHRCO reported that they have never heard of persecution of homosexuals, and pointed out that such issues are handled in closed hearings."
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Homosexuality in Ethiopia, www.globalgayz.com-07/31/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Intro: A three part commentary by a gay Ethiopian living in South Africa. He tells of threatening conditions and persecution of LGBT people in his native country.<br><br>
The entire contents of this story are from the higly valuable and useful Pan-African web site Behind the Mask which has useful information about 36 countries on the continent.
(PDF - 163 Kb) Document Date: 31 Jul 2006 (Downloads: 473)
India: Decriminalisation of homosexual acts: HC seeks help from AG- www.dnaindia.com 05/22/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought assistance from the Attorney General in a case related to decriminalisation of homosexual acts among consenting adults.<br><br>Section 377 of Indian Penal Code provides a punishment of up to life imprisonment for indulging in homosexual acts.
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Uganda Bans same-sex marriage- Rex Wockner International News # 598- 10/10/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a constiturional amendment Sept. 28 banning same -sex marriage. The measure passed Parliament in August.
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Uganda's gays left out of HIV/AIDS strategy- Afrol News 03/20/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Homosexuality carries a huge stigma in conservative Uganda, and a conviction for sodomy - deemed "an act against the order of nature" - carries a life sentence in jail.<br><br>
Most Ugandans prefer to pretend sexual minorities do not exist at all, a belief that permeates all levels of society, regardless of class or level of education.<br><br>A deadly consequence of denying that homosexuality exists in Uganda is that the national HIV/AIDS programme makes no provision for sexual minorities, despite scientific evidence that gay men are more susceptible to HIV transmission than any other group.
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Uganda- Human Rights Watch Report-The Less They Know, the Better Abstinence-Only HIV/AIDS Programs in Uganda- VI. Specially Vulnerable Persons [HIV] 04/30/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A social worker at a youth drop-in center in the Kawempe Division of Kampala told Human Rights Watch, ?Each group we work with needs its own message. . . . Some ages and some groups will not listen to abstinence, and we need to accept that as reality and work with them.?157 A nurse in the same center added, ?The condom message is working. We see the number [of condoms] being used and demanded has grown, plus we?ve seen a reduction in the number of STIs here at the center.?
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Uganda: THE TRUTH ABOUT UGANDA'S SEX-ED CAMPAIGN AGAINST AIDS- www.religioustolerance.org 07/30/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
On the negative side, Museveni refuses to acknowledge that homosexuality exists in his country. He believes that HIV infection only spreads in his country by three methods:<br>
*Unprotected heterosexual sex.<br>
*Transfusion with infected blood.<br>
*Tribal customs such as circumcision. 1
(PDF - 484 Kb) Document Date: 30 Jul 2002 (Downloads: 486)
Brazil: Para ativista, falta de leis e impunidade geram violência contra homossexuais- For activist, lack of laws and impunity generate violence against homosexuals. by Adriana Brendler- Awww.agenciabrasil.gov.br 02/15/08 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Brasília - A violência contra homossexuais em Pernambuco é fruto da falta de leis que protejam o segmento contra a discriminação e da impunidade. A opinião é do secretário da organização não-governamental (ONG) de defesa dos direitos dos homossexuais Leões do Norte, Wellington Medeiros, que afirma que dificilmente as investigações chegam aos agressores e ainda mais raramente resultam na sua punição.<br><br>
Brasilia - Violence against homosexuals in Pernambuco is the result of the lack of laws which protects the population against discrimination as well of impunity. The opinion is from the secretary of the non- governmental organization (NGO) for the defense of the rights of homosexuals Lions of the North, Wellington Medeiros, who affirmed that it is difficult for investigations to take place of the aggressors and even more, it is rare for them to result in their punishment.
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Eritrea Expels Three Hotel Employess for 'Immorality'-www.sodomylaw.org, written by Sudan Tribune, October 9, 2004 (Ethiopia)
The three employees were expelled and left the country las because "they exercised immoral activities, which invade our tradition and culture," . Ahmed told AFP by telephone in Asmara
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Eritrea Sodomy Laws 2005- Statutes- by www.sodomylaw.org 02/06/05 (Ethiopia)
Statue: Article 600, Unnatural Carnal Offences
Penalty: 10 days to 3 years "Simple imprisonment" (Art. 105 of the Penal Code)
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Eritrea World Legal Survey -2000 by ILGA, www.ilga.info, 7/31/00 (Ethiopia)
2 gay men are known to have been granted asylum in 1995 by the US (IGLHRC AP)
(PDF - 151 Kb) Document Date: 31 Jul 2000 (Downloads: 489)
Eritrea- Federal Court Report Order/Claim based on Sexual Orientation, Federal Court of Canada, Talke V. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration),7/19/00 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"(1) This is and application for judicial review pursuant to section 82.1 of the Immigration Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. I-2, of a decision of the Convention Refugee Determination Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board dated May 21, 1999 wherein the Refugee Division determined the applicant, Jemal Mohammed Talke, not to be a Convention refugee."
(PDF - 206 Kb) Document Date: 19 Jul 2000 (Downloads: 438)
Eritrea- Legal But Not Accepted by Harrow, www.mask.org.za, 6/19/03 (Ethiopia)
June 19, 2003 interview by BTm's horn of Africa correspondant, Johannesburg
"I had an opportunity to talk about homosexuality in Eritrea with a student at Pretoria University, South Africa."
(PDF - 102 Kb) Document Date: 19 Jun 2003 (Downloads: 453)
Eritrea-Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 03/08/06 (Ethiopia)
"Homosexuals faced severe societal discrimination, and there were reports that the government expelled expatriates in 2004 due to their sexual orientation."
(PDF - 58 Kb) Document Date: 8 Mar 2006 (Downloads: 488)