Category: North Africa

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Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

The Tunis Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that allowed the LGBT rights group Shams to keep its official recognition as a legitima ...
Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Repression of LGBT rights defenders marred the recently held session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. From the African H ...
U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

Four high-ranking human rights specialists at the United Nations are urging the Tunisian government not to close down the LGBT rights organization Sha ...
Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Recent reports, apparently untrue, that a trans woman died in the "Lions' Den" cell block at Mornaguia Prison focused attention on the grim conditions ...
Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

The Tunisian government has appealed a 2016 court decision that granted official recognition to the group Shams, which advocates the repeal of the nat ...
Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Pressure is building to release a young Tunisian man imprisoned for homosexuality. Here's how to join the campaign launched by Shams and All Out. ...
Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Sentenced to prison for homosexuality three times in the past three years, a gay Tunisian fled today to an undisclosed European country. From the A ...
1 year in Egyptian prison. The crime? Interviewing a gay man

1 year in Egyptian prison. The crime? Interviewing a gay man

Egypt thinks merely interviewing a gay man is a crime. From the African Human Rights Media Network COMMENTARY By Gerard Adams ...
Tunisia: Raped, robbed, then arrested for homosexuality

Tunisia: Raped, robbed, then arrested for homosexuality

A young man in Tunisia was conned by two men on Facebook who met him, raped him and robbed him. When he reported the crimes to police, they arrested h ...
Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Tunisia is starkly divided on whether to repeal its anti-gay law. In favor: a presidential commission and human rights organizations. Opposed: thousan ...
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