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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

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U.S.: Relatively few public LGBT abuses in central Africa

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in central Africa have a chance to live their lives relatively free of obvious public repression, at least compared to LGBT people in more publicly homophobic African nations, according to the accounts recently released in human rights reports from the U.S. Department of State. That even applies to … Continue reading

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Congo: 2 militants LGBT arrêtés, battus, libérés

Publié le 22 mai 2013 Du début de ce mois, la police de la République démocratique du Congo a arrêté deux membres de l’organisation non gouvernementale Rainbow Sunrise Mapambazuko, qui travaille pour la santé sexuelle et les droits humains pour les personnes lesbiennes, gaies, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI) dans Bukavu au RDC. En enquêtant … Continue reading