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Rights group calls out Gambia president for abuses

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In a new report, Amnesty International said Wednesday the human rights situation has deteriorated sharply this past year.
""The climate of fear worsened over the last 12 months, with people perceived to be gay or lesbian increasingly targeted," said Amnesty's West Africa researcher Sabrina Mahtani. ...

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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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