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Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released (update)

[This article in French: Congo: 2 militants LGBT arrêtés, battus, libérés] Earlier this month, police in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrested two members of the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which works for sexual health and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Bukavu, DRC. In following up on the … Continue reading

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Congo report: LGBT activists arrested, tortured

Update: See updated article “Congo: LGBT activists arrested, beaten, released” (May 22, 2013)   May 14, 2013 — Human rights groups are seeking to verify reports that gay-rights activists in the troubled region of eastern Congo were arrested and tortured earlier this month.  The following account comes from the non-governmental organization Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, which … Continue reading