Violation of human rights of PLWH within Uruguay prisons- Aegis 7/9/2000 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Conclusion: The lack of social policies and the reduced actions from the state are seen as factors that affect that PLWH's HR are not respected in certain prisons. The lack of social policies is a social policy
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Jamaican gay man wins U.S. asylum- Rex Wockner International News #707 11/12/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A Jamaican gay man, Ven Messam, won asylum in the United States Nov. 8
because he had been threatened by anti-gay mobs that run rampant on the
<br><br>"Within just the last month, gay Jamaicans have been murdered and the
government has not intervened," the clinic said in a statement. "Rampant
rumors that hostile groups are plotting the social cleansing of hundreds
of gay people by year's end have forced countless GLBT people into
hiding. Far from a tropical paradise, this Caribbean nation continues to
imprison and kill its gay citizens with relative impunity."
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La homosexualidad ya no será un delito en Nicaragua-Homosexuality will no longer be a crime in Nicaragua-El Nuevo Diario/ Anodis / DLG 11/14/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Homosexuality will no longer be a crime in Nicaragua<br><br>
El nuevo Código Penal que entrará en vigencia en mayo de 2008 elimina de su texto el "delito" de sodomía (sexo entre hombres) aunque mantiene penalizado el aborto. Diputados conservadores consideraron que la modificación es ?una antesala para los matrimonios gays? y pidieron sanciones para empresas que ?promuevan? la homosexualidad en Nicaragua.
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The new Penal Code which will go into effect in May of 2008 eliminates from its text the "crime" of sodomy (sex between men) even though it continues to penalize abortion. Conservative deputies thought that the change is a "prelude for gay marriage" and they asked for sanctions against groups which promote homosexuality in Nicaragua." Friday, November 16, 2007
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South Korea nixes gay protection- Rex Wockner International News #707 11/12/07 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
South Korea's Justice Ministry has removed "sexual orientation"
protections from a proposed law aimed at strengthening
Christian groups and some business owners had vocally opposed including
gays in the measure.<br><br>
Human Rights Watch denounced the development.
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Africa: Gays Call on Govts. Not to Ignore Them 12/08/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Gay activists at an international conference on AIDS in Africa have called on governments to acknowledge the existence and specific needs of the gay community in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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Algeria: Ordeal of a Gay Asylum Seeker- IndymediaUK.org.UK- 1/26/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Ramzi Isalam tells how he escaped murder by Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria, and is battling against the Home Office to win asylum in Britain<br><br>
Being gay in Algeria is a nightmare. I was raped by a soldier. Then beaten and threatened with death by Islamic fundamentalists. Two of my gay friends were murdered by the Islamists.<br><br>
Gay sex is illegal in Algeria; punishable by two years imprisonment. I now face up to five years jail for evading the draft. I refused military service because gay recruits often get queer-bashed and gang-banged. In Algerian civilian and military prisons, homophobic torture and rape are commonplace. I don?t want to suffer that fate.
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Anglican Church disowns Nigerian gay-activist 12/31/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has in Abuja disowned Davis Mac-Iyalla, a self confessed gay-activist. The church insisted in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja that Mac-Iyalla ceased to be a member of the communion since 2003.The statement signed by its director of Communication, Rev. Canon Akintunde Popoola said that results of extensive searches revealed tht Mac-Iyalla could not be traced to any particular congregation.
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Arrested Nigerian gays disappear in custody - Queer Day- 2/18/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Nigerian government Thursday launched an inquiry into the disappearance from police custody of two gay men charged under the country's "crimes against nature" law. The men, Ogudu Emmanuel and Odjegba Tevin, were taken to the Rumukoro Police Station in January after acknowledging that they were partners. The men disappeared from the jail.
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Brazil Police Arrest Skinheads Accused of Trying to Kill Homosexual Man- Keralanext.com 10/27/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Brazil: 2.4 million at Sao Paulo Pride- Rex Wockner International News # 635 6/26/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The march continues to grow each year even though activists complain that antigay discrimination remains at high levels. At least 81 Brazilians were murdered in antigay hate crimes last year.
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Brazil: Human Rights Development- HRW 7/15/02 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Attacks against and harassment of lesbians and gays were also of concern. The Gay Association of Bahia, a gay rights advocacy group, reported frequent murders of gay men, claiming that less than 10 percent of such crimes were successfully prosecuted in the courts. But in February, in an encouraging development, José Nilson Pereira da Silva and Juliano Filipini Sabino were sentenced to twenty-one years in prison for beating a gay man to death. José Edson Neris da Silva and his partner Dario Pereira were attacked in downtown São Paulo in February 2000, apparently because they were holding hands. Neris da Silva died as a result of the attack. A third suspect was acquitted of the murder but convicted of assault, while a fourth was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for attempted murder.
<br><br>Brazil's aggressive efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic were one positive element in its overall human rights picture, with the country's national HIV/AIDS program being rightly hailed as a model. Although the country had the highest number of AIDS-affected persons in Latin America, mortality from AIDS declined sharply over the past few years as the government ensured that persons with HIV had access to a treatment regimen based on generic drugs.
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Brazil: Support Passing of Antidiscriminatory Legislation By Federal Congress- IGLHRC 5/8/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Brazilian GLT Association (ABGLT) is asking individuals and organizations all around the world to send letters asking members of the Federal Congress to vote in favor of antidiscriminatory bill that defines (and criminalizes) crimes resulting from discrimination or prejudice against race, color, ethnic origin, religion, origin within Brazil, gender, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Brazilian gay pride march draws huge crowd- CBC 5/30/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Roman Catholic Church opposes gay marriage and Brazil is the world's largest Catholic country.<br><br>
Brazil also leads the world in murders of homosexuals, Almeida said.
(PDF - 192 Kb) Document Date: 30 May 2005 (Downloads: 574)
Euro MP's denounce Nigeria -Rex Wockner International News # 626 4/24/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
More than 60 members of the European Parliament representing all major parties called on Nigeria's government April 19 to withdraw legislation that will criminalize gay relationships and same-sex marriage, and ban gay organizations and activism.
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FG Outlaws Same Sex Marriages 1/19/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
In its bid to checkmate the gradual incursion of homosexualism, with concomitant gay marriages and lesbianism, the Federal Government Wednesday, outlawed marriages or any form of relationship between people of the same sex.
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Gay Nigerian Detained 11 Months Wins US Asylum-365Gay.com-12/6/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A Nigerian gay man who fled to the US from his homeland after a angry mob murdered his partner has been granted asylum after being detained 11 months by immigration.The man, whose name is being withheld, feared that his own life was in jeopardy. Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria and his partner was killed after it was discovered the two men had been in a relationship.
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Gay Nigerian Sentenced to Death by Stoning-Sodomy Laws-Datalounge-10/1/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A gay man in Nigeria has been sentenced to death by stoning after it was alleged he had sex sith an underage male, the English-language Guardian newspaper reports.
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In Africa, homophobia goes beyond church 2/25/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Obarou Adjarhu carries a Bible under one arm and he knows what it says. It says homosexuality is a sin, according to Adjarhu's reading. Today. Tomorrow. And as far as the 32-year old Nigerian businessman is concerned, forever. "Those are the sins of Sodom and Gomorra," he said on the steps of Lagos' Anglican cathedral, before facing the skittering traffic and inching crowds of a Lagos Sunday morning. "For a bishop to come out openly and say he is gay is a sin before God and man." The bishop in question, Gene Robinson, lives in far-off New Hampshire.
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LGBT GROUP UNITE AGAINST BILL ON SAME SEX 11/02/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
SPIN have totally condemned the bill initiated by the Fed govt of Nigeria to stop same sex relationships and marriages in Nigeria. Saying that it would contravene the universal human rights declaration which Nigeria was a signatory to.
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Man Faces Death by Stoning for Gay Sex-365 Gay.com-11/29/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
An Islamic court has issued an arrest warrant for a middle-aged man accused of having gay sex. If caught and convicted the Sharia court in Kefli could sentence him to death by stoning.
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