A 40-year-old eunuch was found murdered with her throat slit in a house in northeast Delhi's Nand Nagri. The incident came to light around 9am and the deceased was identified as Priya, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, who was staying alone in a rented accommodation there. >>>
A make-up artist-cum-designer has been found murdered in his house. Othman Hassan, 52, better known as Dicky, was found dead with his hands and legs tied up in Jalan Kasipillay here last night. It is learnt that the victim’s mouth was also stuffed with a piece of cloth. >>>
LGBTI rights advocates have welcomed the news that NSW parliament is set to review the controversial "provocation" defence for murder. The law currently provides a partial defence to murder if the accused can prove they were provoked into killing someone, and can lead to the lesser charge of manslaughter. >>>
DUBAI (Reuters) - Rights group Amnesty International has described as "deeply shocking" Saudi Arabia's beheading of a woman convicted on charges of "sorcery and witchcraft", saying it underlined the urgent need to end executions in the kingdom. >>>
Iran’s judiciary have executed three men for sodomy in a case that sheds new light on the official persecution of gay men and women in the authoritarian Islamic Republic. According to a news report carried by the Iranian Student News Agency, the men were put to death by hanging on Sunday morning at Karoun prison in the south western city of Ahvaz. The agency quoted Abdolhamid Amanat, an official at the prosecutor office in Khuzestan Province, as the source of the announcement. >>>
Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic of Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.