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Human rights groups report surge in gay rights abuses in Uganda

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Rebecca Vassie, APUgandans supportive of their government's anti-gay stance attend a march and rally organized by a coalition of Ugandan religious leaders and government officials, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, Monday, March 31, 2014.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are reporting a surge in the rights violations of gay people in Uganda following the enactment of a severe anti-gay law. ...

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Amnesty International: Gays arrested in at least four Nigerian states

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Amnesty International says Nigerian police have arrested 10 people suspected of being gay in four majority Christian southern states in the highly religious nation. ...

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Amnesty International: Gay rights office in Haiti attacked, two beaten

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten. ...

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Amnesty report slams European Union for failing to combat anti-LGBT violence

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Amnesty InternationalHuman rights advocates at an Amnesty International demonstration.
LONDON -- The European Union (EU) and its member-states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and fail to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment and violence, Amnesty International said in a report published Wednesday. ...

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Northern Ireland faces legal challenge over refusal to allow same-sex marriage

Saturday, March 30, 2013
BELFAST -- Northern Ireland's power-sharing government will soon face a human rights legal case over its refusal to allow gay couples to marry, warns Amnesty International and local LGBT rights organization the Rainbow Project. ...

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