Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Afrique. Halte à la discrimination contre les LGBTI à l'occasion de la Journée internationale contre l'homophobie - 16 May 2012

Headline Title:  Afrique : il faut respecter les droits des LGBTI Les discriminations et les persécutions visant les personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI) en Afrique du Sud et au Cameroun doivent cesser, a déclaré Amnesty In Les discriminations et persécutions visant certaines personnes en raison de leur orientation sexuelle se multiplient en Afrique subsaharienne. Media Node:  EPOC activists_fr Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 31° 42' 38.5992" S, 25° 18' 45" E See map: Google Maps “Il est profondément choquant qu'en 2012, des personnes continuent à être persécutées en raison de leur orientation sexuelle ou identité de genre réelles ou perçues.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, directeur du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International URL:  Le Cameroun doit abroger les lois qui érigent en infraction les relations homosexuelles Description:  Nouvelle, 5 mars 2012

Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia - 16 May 2012

Headline Title:  Africa: End discrimination against LGBTI on international day against homophobia Discrimination and persecution of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa and Cameroon must be halted, Amnesty International said as activists around the wor Discrimination and persecution against individuals because of their sexual orientation is increasing across sub-Saharan Africa. Media Node:  EPOC activists Story Location:  United Kingdom 31° 42' 38.5992" S, 25° 18' 45" E See map: Google Maps “It's deeply disturbing that in 2012, people are still being persecuted because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International's Africa director URL:  Cameroon urged to overhaul laws criminalizing gay relationships Description:  News, 5 March 2012

North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights - 9 May 2012

Headline Title:  North Carolina: Same-sex marriage ban ‘setback’ for human rights North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage is a setback for human rights, Amnesty International said after voters in the south-eastern state approved a state constitutional amendment prohibiting sam North Carolina has voted in favour of a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, contravening rights protected under international law. Media Node:  north carolina Story Location:  المملكة المتحدة 35° 19' 58.4508" N, 78° 18' 37.9692" W See map: Google Maps

Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined - 4 May 2012

Headline Title:  Russia urged to reconsider anti-gay laws as activist fined A prominent Russian LGBTI rights activist has become the first person to be fined for spreading “gay propaganda” under a new St Petersburg law after he picketed the city hall with a poster that sai Under repressive new laws in St Petersburg, a prominent LGBTI rights activist has been fined for spreading "gay propaganda". Media Node:  Russia Aleksayev gay rights Twitter Tag:  russia Story Location:  Reino Unido 59° 38' 33.2808" N, 30° 3' 30.9384" E See map: Google Maps “These new laws threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination against the city’s LGBTI community” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia Programme Director

Iraq: Investigate ‘Emo’ Attacks

The government of Iraq should immediately investigate and bring to justice those responsible for a targeted campaign of intimidation and violence against Iraqi youth seen as belonging to the non-conformist “emo” subculture, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said today. The government of Iraq should immediately investigate and bring to justice those responsible for a targeted campaign of intimidation and violence against Iraqi youth seen as belonging to the non-co

Le Cameroun doit abroger les lois qui érigent en infraction les relations homosexuelles - 5 March 2012

Headline Title:  Cameroun : il faut abroger les lois pénalisant les homosexuels Le gouvernement camerounais doit abroger les textes de loi qui érigent en infraction les activités sexuelles pratiquées entre adultes consentants de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International, qui Jean-Claude Roger Mbede et 12 autres personnes au Cameroun ont été arrêtés depuis mars 2011 parce qu'ils étaient soupçonnés d'homosexualité. Media Node:  Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, pictured with his lawyer Alice Nkom_fr Twitter Tag:  cameroon Story Location:  Yaoundé Camerún 3° 52' 0.0012" N, 11° 31' 0.0012" E “Les lois qui érigent en infraction les rapports sexuels entre personnes de même sexe sont contraires à nombre de traités régionaux et internationaux relatifs aux droits humains.” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, directeur du programme Afrique d'Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 05/03/2012

Cameroon urged to overhaul laws criminalizing gay relationships - 5 March 2012

Headline Title:  Cameroon: stop criminalizing gay relationships Laws criminalizing consensual same-sex relationships must be repealed by the Cameroonian government, Amnesty International said as it called for the release of those currently in prison for homosex Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality. Media Node:  Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, pictured with his lawyer Alice Nkom Twitter Tag:  cameroon Story Location:  Yaoundé Cameroon 3° 52' 0.0012" N, 11° 31' 0.0012" E “Laws criminalizing same-sex sexual conduct violate a raft of regional and international human rights laws” Source:  Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International's Africa Director Date:  Mon, 05/03/2012

Russie : il faut placer les droits humains au cœur du programme politique - 29 February 2012

Headline Title:  Les droits humains doivent être au cœur du programme russe Il faut que le vainqueur de l'élection présidentielle du 4 mars en Russie place les droits humains au cœur de son programme politique, a déclaré Amnesty International. Le prochain président de la Russie devra placer les droits humains au cœur de sa politique. Media Node:  Russia protests_fr Story Location:  Russie 58° 22' 15.5964" N, 43° 14' 31.8768" E “À l'heure où la première génération d'électeurs n'ayant pas connu l'Union soviétique se rend aux urnes, les espoirs et les attentes de tous les Russes restent les mêmes : pouvoir bénéficier pleinement, après en avoir été privés si longtemps, de leurs droits les plus fondamentaux en tant qu'individus et en tant que citoyens.” Source:  Sergueï Nikitine, responsable du bureau d'Amnesty International en Russie Date:  Wed, 29/02/2012 URL:  Russian Federation: A Human Rights agenda for Russia Description:  Document, 29 février 2012 URL:  Russie. Disparition d'un jeune homme dans le Caucase du Nord. Roustam Aouchev Description:  Action urgente, 20 février 2012 URL:  Russie. La liberté d'expression en danger Description:  Action urgente, 9 février 2012 URL:  Darfour. De nouvelles armes provenant de Chine et de Russie alimentent le conflit Description:  Communiqué de presse, 9 février 2012 URL:  Conseil de sécurité. La Russie ne doit pas bloquer les efforts visant à mettre fin aux atrocités en Syrie Description:  Nouvelle, 1<sup>er</sup> février 2012

تونس: أسقطوا التهم المُسندة إلى الصحفيين العاملين في صحيفة "التونسية"

صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم بعد تأجيل المحاكمة أنه ينبغي على السلطات التونسية إسقاط التهم الجنائية التي أُسندت إلى ناشر إحدى الصحف اليومية، وصحفييْن آخريْن، وذلك على خلفية قيامهما بنشر صورة فاضحة. صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم بعد تأجيل المحاكمة أنه ينبغي على السلطات التونسية إسقاط التهم الجنائية التي أُسندت إلى ناشر إحدى الصحف اليومية، وصحفييْن آخريْن، وذلك عل

Russia: Human rights must be at heart of political agenda - 29 February 2012

Headline Title:  Russia: Human rights must be at heart of political agenda The victor in Russia’s presidential elections on 4 March must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda, Amnesty International said. Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda. Media Node:  Russia protests Story Location:  Russia 58° 22' 15.5964" N, 43° 14' 31.8768" E “As the first generation of post-Soviet voters heads to the polls, the hopes and expectations of all Russians remain what they always were – the full enjoyment of their most basic rights. ” Source:  Sergei Nikitin, Director of Amnesty International Representative Office in the Russian Federation Date:  Wed, 29/02/2012 URL:  Russian Federation: A Human Rights agenda for Russia Description:  Policy document, 29 February 2012 URL:  Russian Federation: Young man disappeared in North Caucasus: Rustam Aushev Description:  Urgent action, 20 February 2012 URL:  Russian Federation: Freedom of expression at risk in Russia Description:  Urgent action, 9 February 2012 URL:  Darfur: New weapons from China and Russia fuelling conflict Description:  News story, 8 February 2012 URL:  Security Council: Russia must not block efforts to end atrocities in Syria Security Council: Russia must not block efforts to end atrocities in Syria Description:  News story, 1 February 2012

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