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Russia: Skinheads assault and attempt to kill gay couple (IN RUSSIAN) - 12/17/08 - http://lgbtrights.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=401&Itemid=90 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
We apologize to our visitors - our website currently cannot display Cyrillic characters, so no Russian-language excerpt is possible. Excerpts (translated from Russian):
"In the bright city of Novosibirsk, young Nazis earned that title...they said that they were skinheads, and killing gays."
The Nazis beat the young couple with fists and a chain. They escaped death when a person passed by with a dog, distracting their attackers enough so they could flee. The police treated the young couple very rudely and were reluctant to take evidence or investigate the case.
(PDF - 111 Kb) Document Date: 17 Dec 2008 (Downloads: 93)
"Cross-dressing" man is latest victim of Bahrain's morality purge - by Tony Grews, www.pinknews.co.uk, on 02/13/09: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-11144.html/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"A driving instructor has been jailed for one month in Bahrain for wearing women's clothing in public. A court was told the 39-year-old was wearing a abaya, a long black robe that covers the whole body, and scarf. He was reportedly also carrying a purse as he walked through Al Haddad Market. He was arrested after police stopped him. A press report alleges he was engaged in prostitution, which the man denied. <br><br>
'We have homosexual rates on the rise, with such people working in flower shops, massage parlours or barber's salons. Sluts walk around residential neighbourhoods untouched.' In April Parliament demanded that the Interior Ministry stop granting any residence permits to foreign homosexuals. Bahrain only held its first elections in 2002, and since then politicians have mainly addressed themselves to 'moral' issues such as banning female mannequins from shop windows and tackling the widespread problem
of 'sorcery.' In 2002 the government deported 2,000 gay Filipino workers for homosexual activity and prostitution."
(PDF - 138 Kb) Document Date: 13 Feb 2009 (Downloads: 94)
Acehnese Gays Face a Climate of Fear and Abuse Dewi Kurniawati |www.thejakartaglobe.com, August 18, 2010: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/indonesia/acehnese-gays-face-a-climate-of-fear-and-abuse/391668 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In a country where homosexuality is taboo and where many Indonesians still refuse to acknowledge gay people, it?s especially challenging for an organization such as Violet Grey to operate in Aceh, which is allowed to implement partial Shariah law." <br><br> Continuously living in the shadows, gays, lesbians, and cross-dressers are seen as a disgrace to the province?s self-proclaimed ?religious society.? Not surprisingly they suffer frequent discrimination and often abusive treatment. <br><br> However, homosexuality was specifically addressed in a contentious revised provincial bylaw, or Qanun Jinayat, that was passed by the provincial legislature in October 2009.
(PDF - 546 Kb) Document Date: 18 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 143)
Bahrain's government blocks access to gay sites in internet crackdown - by Staff Writer, www.pinknews.co.uk, on 01/26/09: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-10865.html/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Gay sites such as gaydar.com can no longer be accessed from Bahrain as part of a government clampdown on internet pornography. 'I think a lot of expats will end up leaving now ? they live here mainly because Bahrain is more liberal,' one
local gay man told Gulf Daily News. Others said that gays would be forced to meet in public and may be put in danger. There has been some concern among the Bahraini authorities about homosexuality. A session of Parliament in the Gulf state began last October with calls for a crackdown on gays. <br><br>
In April Parliament demanded that the Interior Ministry stop granting any residence permits to foreign homosexuals. Bahrain is known as one of the more tolerant Muslim nations in the Middle East, and has recently undergone a period of political liberalisation. However, homosexuality remains a crime, and the government has periodically deported expatriates because of their sexual orientation."
(PDF - 145 Kb) Document Date: 26 Jan 2009 (Downloads: 140)
Cameroon: Decriminalize Same-Sex Acts - Carry Out UN Human Rights Committee Recommendations- By HRW, IGLHRC,Alternatives-Cameroun and ADEFHO, www.hrw.org on 11/04/10: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2010/08/19/cameroon-decriminalize-same-sex-acts?print (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Since 2005, Alternatives-Cameroun, Human Rights Watch, and other Cameroonian and international organizations have documented abuses and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Cameroon. Suspected homosexual men have been arrested and beaten on their bodies, heads, and even the soles of their feet while in custody. Women suffer violence in their families if they are suspected of being lesbians. In some cases, they have been forced to leave their homes or their children have been taken away from them. " <br><br> "By implementing this recommendation, Cameroon would do the bare minimum to realize the fundamental human rights enshrined in its national constitution," said Steave Nemande, director of Alternatives-Cameroun. "To save lives, the government should immediately start implementing effective education programs to combat HIV/AIDS."
(PDF - 86 Kb) Document Date: 4 Nov 2010 (Downloads: 145)
Homosexuality will not be tolerated, says south Sudan president - by www.sudantribune.com, on 08/01/10: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article35815 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Homosexuality will not be accepted in southern Sudan should the south become independent after a referendum due to take place next year the regions President Salva Kiir Mayardittold Dutch radio on Friday. In the interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide Kiir said: 'It [homosexuality] is not in our character [...] it is not there and if anybody wants to import it to Sudan [...] it will always be condemned by everybody.' Kiir 'promised democracy, equality and justice for all in Southern Sudan' but made an exception for homosexuals saying that gay people would not be accepted. The issue of homosexuality is a taboo throughout the continent and many African states have legislated laws to make it a crime."
(PDF - 143 Kb) Document Date: 1 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 154)
Iraq: UK 'breaching UN rules' on returning gay asylum seekers - by Jessica Geen, www.pinknews.co.uk, on 04/27/10: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/04/27/uk-breaching-un-rules-on-returning-gay-asylum-seekers/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"An Amnesty International report claims that the UK and several other European countries are breaching United Nations rules on returning vulnerable Iraqi asylum seekers. According to the report, women, ethnic minorities and gays, or those perceived to be gay, are most likely to be at risk of violence and persecution in the country. More than 100 civilians died in the first week of April. Amnesty accused the UK, along with several other countries, of forcibly returning 'scores' of Iraqis to dangerous areas in the country, breaking international rules. <br><br>
Amnesty said that gay people in Iraq were living under a 'constant threat' and that Muslim clerics were making frequent public statements condemning homosexuality. Homosexuality is not illegal in Iraq but it is frowned upon. In the first few months of 2009, an estimated 25 men and boys were killed in Baghdad because they were thought to be gay. The killings are thought to have been carried out by militia groups. In some cases, the report said, there was evidence that members of the security forces and other authorities were encouraging the targeting of people suspected to be gay. The report added that killers of gay men could find protection under the law, as it offers lenient sentences for
those committing crimes with an 'honourable motive'."
(PDF - 147 Kb) Document Date: 27 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 150)
Kuwait: Male to Male Relationships - by www.ilg.org on 03/26/09: http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/KUWAIT/Law#lawsection_[Category]Male%20To%20Male%20Relationships (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"What is the full text of this law?
Penal Code, Law No. 16 of June 2, 1960, as amended in 1976 Article 193. 'Consensual intercourse between men of full age (from the age of 21) shall be punishable with a term of imprisonment of up to seven years.'"
(PDF - 126 Kb) Document Date: 26 Mar 2009 (Downloads: 131)
Life is hell for gay and bisexual men in Kyrgyzstan - from www.sdgln.com 08/06/2010: http://www.sdgln.com/news/2010/08/06/what-life-gay-and-bisexual-men-kyrgyzstan (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A new report from the Kyrgyz group Labrys looks at the life modes and sexual practices of 30 gay and bisexual men living in Kyrgyz Republic. <br> <br> "Police who come across someone from the LGBT community try to blackmail them and frighten them by saying that they will reveal
their sexual orientation. Medical staff refuse to admit them for treatment."
(PDF - 68 Kb) Document Date: 8 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 87)
Middle East/Bahrain: Q&A: "Guardian Angel" of Gulf Transsexuals: Suad Hamada interviews Bahraini lawyer Fawziya Janahi - by Suad Hamada, www.ipsnews.net, on 10/31/09: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49089 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Janahi's clients want legal permission to undergo sex change operations. While the law is quite straightforward on this in Bahrain, the lawyer says it is more difficult in other countries in the region. 'But that wouldn't stop me from helping transgendered trapped in their bodies,' she says. 'I'm ready to challenge the odds!' Janahi, 47, spoke with IPS about her unusual practice, her future and hopes of greater acceptance of transgendered/transsexuals in Gulf societies. <br><br>
IPS: Are you receiving the same support in other Arab countries?
FJ: Unfortunately no. I'm planning to defend at least 10 cases in one Gulf country, and there the situation is tough as the government is in conflict with its powerful parliament. Its MPs (members of parliament) are hardliners and against transsexuals. While meeting my clients there I am accompanied by journalists. The meetings are in flats in the presence of journalists in case of a police raid as part of efforts to implement a new decent law act that fights vice, homosexuality and transsexuals."
(PDF - 215 Kb) Document Date: 31 Oct 2009 (Downloads: 89)
Middle East: Bing 'censors gay and lesbian searches in Arabic countries' - by Staff Writer, www.pinknews.co.uk, on 03/09/10: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/03/09/bing-censors-gay-and-lesbian-searches-in-arabic-countries/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Microsoft's Bing search engine has been accused of censoring non-pornographic gay and lesbian searches in Arabic countries. Technology website The Register reports that testing of the search engine in January found it filtered out English and Arabic words related to homosexuality. The test was carried out by Open Net Initiative, which said that people using the Arabic version of Bing in Arabic countries saw a pop-up message when they searched for certain words. The message said: 'Your country or region requires a strict Bing SafeSearch setting, which filters out results that might return adult content.' Researchers said that Arabic words which were filtered in website searches included the terms 'gay', 'lesbian' and 'homosexuality'. Presumably, this would prevent users of the Arabic version of Bing from accessing information about gay equality, health and news."
(PDF - 151 Kb) Document Date: 9 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 84)
Oman: Male to Male Relationships - by www.ilga.org on 03/26/09: http://ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/OMAN/Law (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"What is the full text of this law?
Article 223. 'Any individual who commits sexual acts with a person of the same sex shall be prosecuted, even if no complaint is made, for committing homosexual or lesbian acts if the act causes a public nuisance and shall be punished with a term of imprisonment of between six months and three years.'"
(PDF - 133 Kb) Document Date: 26 Mar 2009 (Downloads: 147)
Sudan sentences 19 men for wearing women's clothes - by www.af.reuters.com, on 08/04/10: http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE67307U20100804 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese court on Wednesday sentenced 19 young Muslim men to 30 lashes and a fine for breaking moral codes by wearing women's clothes and makeup, a case exposing Sudanese sensitivity towards homosexuality. Many of the defendants tried to hide their faces from the around 200 people who watched as they were lashed straight after their sentencing. The men had no lawyers present and said nothing in their own defence. The trial judge said police had raided a party thrown by the 19 men and found them dancing 'in a womanly fashion,' wearing women's clothes and makeup. He said there was a video of the party and that one woman who was present had fled the scene."
(PDF - 95 Kb) Document Date: 4 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 160)
UNGASS Country Progress Report Arabic Republic of Egypt January 2008-Decemer 2009 - by www.unaids.org on 04/06/10: http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2010/egypt_2010_country_progress_report_en.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Egypt has low HIV prevalence among the general population (below 0.1%). Till the
end of 2009, 3,919HIV cases were detected in Egypt, of which 2920 were Egyptians.
Among these 1078 (27.5 %) developed AIDS1 . Since 1990 and to date, there has
been an exponential increase in HIV detected cases which mounted to 268%. Over
the past ten years, the number of detected cases has increased by 120% (1,040 HIV
and AIDS cases from 2001?2005 and 1,255 cases from 2006?2009). The perceived
increase in the number of detected HIV positive cases could be partially explained by
the efforts of the National AIDS Program to improve HIV testing and reporting.
UNAIDS/WHO estimate the number of people living with HIV in Egypt to be 10,400
[7,100?19,000] till the year 2008. <br><br>
The conservative culture in Egypt has long saved the country against STIs and slowed
down the HIV epidemic growth. However, the cultural norms contribute markedly to
profound stigma towards MARPs and PLHA. The perceived shame and disgrace that
link risk behaviors to PLHIV and their families force them to avoid seeking
counseling, HIV testing, social support or health care. Even in health care settings,
cases of discrimination and denial for service have been observed. The NAP has
trained 1,100 physicians and nurses all over the country on HIV care and support. 11
support groups for PLHA are in place since 2008. The 'Friends of Life' NGO launched
in 2008, is the first NGO in Egypt led by PLHA and supported by UNICEF and
(PDF - 272 Kb) Document Date: 6 Apr 2010 (Downloads: 84)
United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) Report 2008 - 2009: North Sudan March 2010 - by Sudan National AIDS Control Programme and www.unaids.org on 03/31/10: http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2010/sudan_2010_country_progress_report_en.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"In 2008, UNAIDS estimated prevalence of 1.4 percent with 320,000 people living with HIV. However, it is noticeable that Sudan faces two distinct and concurrent epidemics. The epidemic in South Sudan is mostly of a generalized type while it is of low level in the North. In 2007 an ANC sentinel sero?surveillance survey was conducted in the 15 Northern States of the country, where a total of 9,164 blood specimens were collected from 26 different ANC sites. The overall HIV prevalence was found to be at 0.19%. Out of 3524 ANC attendees aged 15?24 years, 11 tested positive for HIV (0.31%). Average prevalence among 15?19 and 20?24 years ANC attendees was 0.27% and 0.33% respectively [2007 ANC SS survey]. <br><br>
220.127.116.11 Men who have sex with men: condom use
Interventions targeting MSMs remained invisible in Southern Sudan. The laws of the Sudan did not allow this group of MARPs to be recognised and operate in an overt manner. This would, therefore, make it difficult for organisations to target them. Moreover, the available organisations seemed to lack the relevant expertise for identification and mapping of MSMs. For this reason, there was no data to support determination of the indicator."
(PDF - 4,063 Kb) Document Date: 31 Mar 2010 (Downloads: 149)
Mexico: Crímenes de Odio por Homofobia, la Conspiración del Silencio/ Hate crimes due to homophobia, the conspiracy of silence- by http://jenarovillamil.wordpress.com, on 05/17/10: http://jenarovillamil.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/crimenes-de-odio-por-homofobia-la-conspiracion-del-silencio/ (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This Document was translated in full by Maria Elena Paniagua of the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Berkeley, CA <br><br>
"El Distrito Federal contabiliza el mayor número de crímenes de odio, con 143 casos registrados en prensa. Se presume que los logros legislativos de la comunidad lésbico-gay, sobre todo en materia de matrimonio, adopción y reconocimiento a otros derechos, puede detonar un mayor número de crímenes. Es la reacción de los sectores que rechazan la normalización de las diferencias y los derechos de las minorías."
<br><br> "Minimizados por las autoridades ministeriales como "crímenes pasionales", las agresiones y asesinatos contra la población gay en todo el país lejos de disminuir han ido creciendo. Después del Distrito Federal, Michoacán registra 77 casos, seguido por el Estado de México con 64 y Nuevo León con 54."
"Sólo algunos casos han logrado trascender a la llamada "conspiración del silencio", como Amnistía Internacional caracterizó estos delitos por odio y discriminación homófoba contra los diferentes." <br><br>
"Most of the hate crimes happen in the Federal District, with 143 registered cases in the press. It's likely that the legislative achievements of the gay-lesbian-transsexual community, especially on the subject of marriage, adoption and recognition of their rights, have increased the number of hate crimes due to homophobia. It's the reaction of those who oppose the normalization of differences and minority rights". <br><br>
"Minimized by the ministerial authorities as "crimes of passion," aggressions and murders against the gay population in the country, instead of diminishing, have increased. After the Federal District, Michoacán registers 77 cases, followed by the State of Mexico with 64 and New León with 54." <br><br>
?Only some cases have come out of the so-called "silence conspiracy," as International Amnesty characterize these hate crimes and homophobic discrimination. "
(PDF - 974 Kb) Document Date: 17 May 2010 (Downloads: 146)
Mexico: Homofobia: Asesinatos por odio - Entre 1995 y 2008 hubo 628 crímenes de odio contra gays. Los jueces son laxos con los asesinos, denuncia una Organización No Gubernamental Natalia Gómez Quintero/UNIV / Homophobia: Hate Murders- Between 1995 and 2008, there were 628 hate crimes against gays. Judges are lenient with criminals, as denounced by an NGO - by Natalia Gómez Quintero/UNIV, www.noroeste.com.mx, on 05/18/10: http://www.noroeste.com.mx/publicaciones.php?id=583722&id_seccion=185 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was translated in full by Carol Tonelli and Martin Steinman, San Francisco, CA <br><br> "MÉXICO (UNIV)._ La sentencia de Ricardo Camacho Gómez habría alcanzado hasta 60 años, pero el juez consideró que el suyo, había sido un homicidio simple, sin alevosía y ventaja. La condena hecha en 2002, por el asesinato que perpetró contra Fabián Espinosa Yáñez, quien era homosexual, quedó en un castigo de 17 años y medio en prisión. Al final sólo purgó poco más de siete años. <br><br>
Fue el 8 de diciembre de 2001 cuando Fabián, de 18 años, fue encontrado muerto en un hotel de la colonia Roma. El reporte judicial indicaba que había evidencias de sadismo y que la causa del deceso había sido por asfixia. Hoy los familiares y amigos de Fabián temen por sus vidas, pues el asesino confeso, de lo que se consideró un crimen por homofobia, está libre antes de lo previsto y gracias a argucias legales. "
<br><br> "México es el segundo País con mayor índice de crímenes por homofobia en América Latina, sólo superado por Brasil. Algunas estimaciones indican que en el País puede haber un subregistro en que por cada crimen denunciado se cometen otros dos, por lo que la cifra de crímenes de odio por homofobia se elevaría a mil 884", dice el informe."<br><br>
MEXICO:(UNIV> The sentence of Ricardo Camacho Gómez should have been up to 60 years, but the judge considered that his case had been a homicide without malice or profit. The sentence given in 2002, for the murder which he carried out against Fabián Espinosz Yáñez, who was homosexual, was a punishment of 17 1/2 years in prison. In the end, he only served a little more than 7 years.
<br><br>It was December 8, 2001 when Fabián, 18 years old, was found murdered in a hotel in the Colonia Roma (a district of Mexico City). The judicial report indicated that there was evidence of sadism and that the cause of death had been asphyxiation . Today the family and friends of Fabián fear for their lives, since the murderer confessed, of what was considered a crime due to homophobia, and he is free before expected thanks to legal sophisms."<br><br>
"Mexico stands in second place in Latin America with the greatest number of homophobic crimes, surpassed by only Brazil. Some estimates indicate that in Mexico there might be an underreporting in that for each reported crime, there are two more committed, meaning that the number of hate crimes due to homophobia would rise to 1,884," says the report.
(PDF - 375 Kb) Document Date: 18 May 2010 (Downloads: 150)
Shadow Report Argentina -Violation of the Human Rights of Lesbian, Bisexual, Travestis, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersex (LBTTTI) People in the North Western region of Argentina -Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 46° Session 12 ? 30 July 2010: http://ihrc.digitopia.net/binary-data/ATTACHMENT/file/000/000/423-1.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
As per IGLHRC: <br>
This report highlights legislative provisions, as well as government policies and practices that violate CEDAW provisions, including:<br><br>
Misdemeanour codes and police practices that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity;<br><br>
Systemic and unaddressed violence ? including sexual violence - against LBTTTI women and girls by police and by teachers in schoolsv<br><br>
Prejudiced and stereotyped depiction of transgender people in the media;<br><br>
Absence of procedures for transgender people to change their identification to reflect their gender identity, limiting their civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.
(PDF - 975 Kb) Document Date: 30 Jul 2010 (Downloads: 100)
Human Rigths First Report Ukraine-By Human Rights First-12/31/08-http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/discrimination/countries/ukraine/index.aspx (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Racial and other bias motivated violent crimes are dramatically on the rise in Ukraine. Individuals of non-European origin, immigrants and minorities are most vulnerable to violent attacks, many of which occur in broad daylight. Sizeable Jewish communities and the predominantly Muslim Crimean Tatars are among the targets of bias-motivated crimes. Several Jewish religious leaders have been violently assaulted, and attacks on property and places of worship are commonplace. The Ukrainian Roma communities have been the victims of mob violence in the past. A burgeoning movement of skinheads continues to be responsible for the most violent hate crimes.
(PDF - 302 Kb) Document Date: 31 Dec 2008 (Downloads: 109)
Le Kenya veut se "débarrasser" de l'homosexualité dans les prisons / KENYA WANTS TO "GET RID OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN PRISONS" - by Habibou Bangré - Têtu- http://www.tetu.com/, 05/14/08: http://www.tetu.com/actdans-les-prisons-12965 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was translated in full by Etienne Kochoyan <br><br>D'après le responsable de la santé en milieu carcéral, "il y a beaucoup d'homosexualité dans nos prisons et nous ne pouvons plus prétendre qu'elle n'existe pas". Reconnaissant que certains prisonniers avaient contracté le VIH via des relations homosexuelles, John Kibosia a ajouté: "Nous voulons savoir pourquoi ce vice est aussi répandu et voir comment nous pouvons nous en débarrasser." Et de souligner que la meilleure façon d'y parvenir est de privilégier la voie du dialogue. Liverpool VCT devrait être en mesure de rendre d'ici deux mois ses conclusions, qui devraient être rendues publiques et présentées lors d'une conférence internationale organisée en août. Au Kenya, les relations entre personnes de même sexe sont passibles de peines de prison ferme. <br><br>
It has reached a point where we cannot no longer pretend that it does
not exist". Acknowledging that some prisonners had contracted HIV via homosexual relations, John
Kibosia added : "we want to know why this vice is so widely spread and what we can do to get rid
of it". He underscored that the best way to achieve this objective was through dialogue. Liverpool
VCT should be able to give its conclusions in two months. Those conclusions should be made
public and presented during an international consame sax persons is punished by emprisonment.
(PDF - 146 Kb) Document Date: 14 May 2008 (Downloads: 149)