Tag: Human Rights Watch

New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

New Tanzania president begins positive policy shifts

In a positive sign of policy shifts, Tanzania's new president, Samia H [...]
Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4 [...]
Appeal to Europe:  Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Twelve advocacy organizations yesterday urged the European Union to ap [...]
Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

An Algerian court has sentenced two men to three years in prison on ho [...]
Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

LGBT people in Egypt are the victims of arbitrary arrests, discriminat [...]
Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzania tightens LGBT repression ahead of election

Tanzanian authorities have reportedly stepped up their restrictions on [...]
On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

A Tunisian appeals court let stand the sodomy conviction of two men wh [...]
Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

After two Tunisian men had a falling out over a loan, they were arrest [...]
Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Gabon lawmakers seek to decriminalize homosexuality

Legislators in Gabon took the first step yesterday toward repealing th [...]
Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

A trans woman from Morocco responded to online insults by setting out [...]
Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Uganda: Two trans women brutally attacked; one is missing

Transgender women in Uganda are living in fear after a brutal attack o [...]
Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

Gay arrests in Malawi: More mixed signals on gay rights

The southeast African country of Malawi remains torn about homosexuali [...]
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting off foreign aid to homophobic countries can work, but only as [...]
Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggested that this week's threatened roundup of gay Tanzan [...]
Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

An official presidential advisory committee in Tunisia has recommended [...]
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