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Uganda court rules against activists who said official violated their rights

| Friday, July 11, 2014
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Uganda court on Wednesday ruled against a group of gay rights activists who sued a Ugandan official they say violated their rights. Justice Stephen Musota ruled against four LGBT activists who had sued the ethics and integrity minister, Simon Lokodo, for shutting down a February 2012 workshop. Musota said the workshop participants....

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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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Human Rights Watch: Macedonia has turned ‘a blind eye’ to anti-gay attacks

| Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental human rights advocacy organization, said Wednesday the Macedonia government has turned "a blind eye" to a series of anti-LGBT attacks over the past two months, and called on Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski to ensure a thorough investigation of the incidents.

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Report: Cameroon most aggressive country in prosecuting suspected gays

| Thursday, March 21, 2013
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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Cameroon prosecutes people for consensual same-sex conduct more aggressively than almost any country in the world, four human rights organizations said in a report released Thursday.

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Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy

| Saturday, May 12, 2012
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An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy.

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Kuwait: Report highlights police brutality against transgender individuals

| Monday, January 16, 2012
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Kuwaiti police have been torturing and sexually abusing transgender women continually since 2007, when a discriminatory law was passed which arbitrarily criminalizes “imitating the opposite sex,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released Sunday.

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