The East Africa Program at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a proactive, team oriented person to the role of Researcher until 30 June 2013. Application deadline is 14 February 2013 >>>
People in Cameroon are being subjected to a raft of abuses including unlawful killings and torture as the authorities seek to use the criminal justice system to clamp down on political opponents, human rights defenders and journalists and as a weapon to attack lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, Amnesty International said in a new report. >>>
The Malaysian government must repeal the criminal sodomy law used in a politically motivated attempt to bar Anwar Ibrahim from politics, Amnesty International said today after the opposition leader was acquitted by the country's High Court. >>>
Gay rights in Africa are in the spotlight again after the arrest of two men in Cameroon, allegedly for "looking feminine". There have also been reports of other arrests this year, with four men between the ages of 17 and 46 named, and Alice Nkom, lawyer and president of the Cameroonian Association for the Defence of Homosexuality (Adefho), who discovered in 2007 a gay man who had been jailed without trial for two years, has herself been threatened with arrest.
24/09/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
A report published by Amnesty International titled “Senegal Land of Impunity” and presented to the media on the 15 September 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, has denounced the use of torture to extract “confessions” and convict alleged homosexuals.The report further condemns the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of other serious human rights violations. In the report Amnesty International reflects on the case of nine men, most of them, members of AIDES Senegal, an organization that provides HIV/AIDS prevention services to men who have sex with other men (MSM) whose accusations of homosexuality and the trial were widely talked about in January 2009 in Dakar. >>>