Kosovo: Gay, Lesbian Youth Leaders Under Serious Death Threats-5/25/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The leader of a gay and lesbian youth advocacy group and his staff have today received death threats which the police initially refused to take seriously.
The threat email was sent to the leader of Centre for Social Emancipation (QESh), Mr. ?K.Z?.
Starting ?In the name of Allah?, the email condemns ?Mr. Z? for his activities with the youth group and says he will end up in hell.
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Serbia: Act to Protect LGBT Activist Threatened in Kosovo- AI 5/25/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A man known as K.Z., the head of a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights organization in Kosovo, has received a death threat linked to his work. Though K.Z. has reported this threat to the police, he has not received any protection, and his life may be in danger.
On 24 May, K.Z., leader of LGBT rights organization, the Centre for Social Emancipation (QESh), received a death threat via email from an unidentified person calling himself "Sharp Knife." The email said the sender would "fuck your mother, burn you with all your belongings, and will make you carry your intestines with your own hands." It also said that K.Z.'s family should prepare his funeral within two weeks, and that K.Z. would "end up in hell "as a result of his work for LGBT rights.
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Serbia: Belgrade Gay-Bashers- IWPR By Petar Lukovic in Belgrade (BCR No. 261, 4-Jul-01) 7/4/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A couple of bus passengers were assaulted because, "you could see in their eyes they were gay". The frenzied defenders of 'straight' Serbia, included several women. "They should all be killed," one told the daily newspaper Danas. "Lesbians are all whores."
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Serbia: Persecuted Gays Seek Refuge in U.S.- www.washingtonpost.com, By Pamela Constable 7/10/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
One night in 2003, on the wintry streets of Kosovo, a group of thugs stalked and beat Gramoz Prestreshi almost to death. Police in the war-scarred Balkan province laughed and called him names. The emergency room workers made him mop up his own blood. It was a sordid but hardly unusual episode in the hostile environment homosexuals encounter in societies of all kinds.
(PDF - 92 Kb) Document Date: 10 Jul 2007 (Downloads: 606)
El Salvador: "Lucha por el amor y la vida." Las bodas gay! (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Mientras la Asamblea Legislativa analiza cambios constitucionales para impedir los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo, políticos y miembros de organizaciones defensoras de los derechos "gay" se activan para sostener sus posiciones.<br><br>
While the Legislative Assembly analyzes constitutional changes in order to prevent marriages between people of the same sex, politicians and members of organizations which defend the gay rights have become active in order to maintain their positions.
(PDF - 329 Kb) Document Date: 26 Jun 2006 (Downloads: 594)
El Salvador: A New Hate Crime - 7/22/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Among Friends" Association<br> <br>
A New Hate Crime<br><br>
Once Again, there is bloodshed in the streets of El SAlvador. "Unidentified" subjects are violently fighting against homosexuals. And, much like previous related incidents, the perpetrators of these hate crimes remain exempted from punishment.
(PDF - 44 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jul 2003 (Downloads: 533)
El Salvador: Asesinan a tiros a homosexual-Homosexuals shot to death-11/20/00 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
La Prensa Gráfica<br><br>
Sujetos desconocidos asesinaron ayer en la madrugada a un homosexual e hirieron a un joven que lo acompañaba. De Acuerdo con la Policía Nacioanl Civil (PNC) el travesti no fue identificado y en la zona sólo era conocido por "Walter" o "Walquiria". El joven lesionado es Orlando S., de 8 años.<br><br>
Unknown subjects assassinated a homosexual yesterday morning and wounded a youth who accompanied him. According to the National Civil Police (PNC) the transvestite was not identified and in the area he was known as "Walter" or "Walquiria." The wounded youth is Orlando S., 8 years old.
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El Salvador: Crímenes motivados por odio-Hate Crimes-5/30/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
El Diario de Hoy<br> <br>
Asesinatos de gays? Cinco presuntos homosexuales fueron asesinados por amigos que estaban dentro de su casas. La PNC dice que son crímenes pasionales. "Entre Amigos" critica los escasos resultados de investigaciones. Jorge Beltrán<br> <br>
Los celos, el robo o una discusión llevaron a la muerte a cinco hombres presuntamente homosexuales, entre ellos tres extranjeros, según investigaciones policiales y referencias de la asociación de gays Entre Amigos.<br><br>
Gay murders? Five presumed homosexuals were murdered by friends who were inside their homes. PNC says that they are crimes of passion. "Among Friends" criticizes the scant results of the investigations.<br><br>
Jealousy, robbery or an argument ended with the death for five men who were presumed to be homosexual, among them three foreigners, according to police investigations and information from the gay association Among Friends.
(PDF - 135 Kb) Document Date: 30 May 2004 (Downloads: 468)
El Salvador: Gay El Salvador- GlobalGayz.com 3/22/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A journalist for the London newspaper 'The Independent' describes the threatening oppression against LGBT rights activists in El Salvador. Against all odds the rights work goes on, now acknowledged by Elton John and the media.
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El Salvador: Homosexual con VIH+ a juicio por morder a policía-HIV+ Homosexual to Court for Biting a Policeman-10/15/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
La Prensa Gráfica<br><br>
Acusado enfrenta pena de tres a seis años de cárcel. Los hechos se registraron en la delegación Centro cuando el acusado, junto a otro homosexual, era fichado por cometer un robo.<br><br>
The accused faces three to six years in jail. The facts were registered in the Central Station when the accused, along with another homosexual, was booked for committing a robbery.
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El Salvador: Homosexual Death Case Investigated-11/15/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Newspaper Source: Unknown<br><br>
Carlos Segovio<br><br> More than 90 days have passed since the assassination of three transvestites in Santa Tecla; however, to this date the only thing the police is clear about is that more than one person was responsible for the crime.
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El Salvador: Informe para la Comisión Internacional de Derechos Humanos para Gays y Lesbianas (ILGHRC)-Report for the International Commission on Human Rights for Gays and Lesbians (ILGHRC)-1/15/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Asociación "Entre Amigos"<br><br>
Miembros del Cuerpo de Agentes Metropolitanos (CAM) al igual que miembros de la Policía Nacional Civil (PNC), realizaron una serie de abusos de autoridad contra hombres homosexuales, travestíes y mujeres trabajadoras del sexo, en febrero y mayo del año 2002, tratando de aplicar la Ordenanza Contravencional del Municipio de San Salvador, pero aplicando un mal procedimiento para su cumplimiento.<br><br>
Members of the Metropolitan Police Agents (CAM) as well as memers of the National Civil Police (PNC), carried out a series of abuses of authority against homsexual men, transvestites and women workers of the sex trade, in February and May of the year 2002, trying to apply the Violation Ordinance of the Municipality of San Salvador, but using a bad method for its completion.
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El Salvador: Joaquin Antonio Caceres-1/3/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Biography <br><br> Joaquin worked for the Commission of Human Rights of El Salvador (CHDHES) for over 20 years as a human rights violations investigator and in media relations. In November 1985 Joaquin was arrested by the police and was tortured. He was sent to prison for thirteen months and became an Amnesty International "prisoner of conscience." While in prison, Joaquin and other workers of the CDHES who had been kidnapped, tortured and jailed, wrote a report entitled "Torture in El Salvador," a document that investigated and registered the official and systematic use of torture against political prisoners by the paramilitary structures, the military and the government police. The CDHES document also reported arbitrary arrests, disappearances and extra-judicial executions of Salvadoran citizens. Due to pressure from the international community, Joaquin was released in December 1986. He decided to stay in El Salvador at his own personal risk and to continue with his work for human rights.
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El Salvador: Latin American HIV Conference Draws Protests-11/8/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Hundreds of Latin American with HIV demonstrated against discrimination on Tuesday on the sidelines of a regional conference on the killer virus being held in this Central American capital. More than 600 protesters from countries including El Salvador, Panama and Peru, called on governments across the regions to sign an agreement guaranteeing them health care and human rights.
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El Salvador: LEGAL DECISIONS: U.S. ASYLUM LAW -1/3/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Until recently, there was very little precedent in the area of LGBT and HIV-based asylum law. Since 2003, the number of precedential LGBT asylum cases has more than tripled. Not surprisingly, the Ninth Circuit has continued to expand asylum, withholding and CAT protections for LGBT individuals, but other Circuits hav etaken much narrower views of what constitutes persecution in this context.
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El Salvador: Lesbian and Gay El Salvador-www.gaytimes.co.uk 6/29/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Recent years have seen the development of a fledgling gay scene including the setting up of several gay right groups and an annual gay pride march. In 1997 two hundred gays and transvestites marched through San Salvador celebrating gay pride. Being a typical Latin American country there is an instilled macho culture and much homophobia. There are reports of harassment by the police and the authorities as well as violence towards gay and transexual sex workers.
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El Salvador: LISTA DE PERSONAS HOMOSEXUALES ASESINADAS/List of Murdered Homosexuals-4/6/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Vaciado de información periodística hecha por la Asociación Salvadoreña de Derechos Humanos "Entre Amigos"<br><br>
Adapted from press reports and compiled by the Salvadorian Human Rights Association, "Among Friends"
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El Salvador: Man in Black Kills Three Homosexuals-6/20/03 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"La Prensa Grafica:<br> <br>
Victims were sex workers in Santa Tecla
By Jose Zometa<br> <br>
Three transvestites were killed on Friday night in Nueva San Salvador by a mysterious person dressed in black, who has not been identified to this moment. The crime occurred close to midnight Friday, when Rey Armando Aguilar, 24, Jose Corado, 24, and Jose Roberto Hernandez de Paz, dressed as women, were prostituting themselves on South 1st Avenue and West 6th Street in Santa Tecla.
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El Salvador: MATAN A TRAVESTI EN EL CENTRO DE SANTA TECLA-A Transvestite is Killed in the Center of Santa Tecla-11/18/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
SEGUN ENTRE AMIGOS, la víctima era vapuleada con frecuencia por los agentes del CAM<br><br>
Un travesti (hombre vestido de mujer) fue asesinado a balazos la noche del miércoles entre la 6a. Calle Oriente y 3a. Avenida Sur de Santa Tecla, La Libertad.<br><br>
According to "Among Friends," the victim was frequently beaten by agents of the CAM.<br><br>
A transvestite (a man dressed as a woman) was shot to death Wednesday night between East 6th Street and South 3rd Avenue in Santa Tecla, La Libertad.
(PDF - 226 Kb) Document Date: 18 Nov 2005 (Downloads: 569)
El Salvador: NEW ATTACKS UNDERSCORE GAYS' DIRE SITUATION-Doug Ireland 12/14/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A vicious and violent police attack a week ago Monday on four transgendered youth in El Salvador, which hospitalized one of them with serious injuries, is only the latest in an unending wave of violent attacks that continues to inundate the Central American nation's LGBT community.
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