Russian LGBTI rights worker arrested, labeled ‘extremist’

Frontline Defenders today protested the harassment and arrest of Konstantin Golova, an environmental and human rights activist in Tolyatti, which is about 600 miles east of Moscow.  Golova has been labeled an “extremist” for his activism, including work on behalf of human rights for LGBTI people. This is the report from Frontline Defenders: Russia – … Continue reading


Anti-gay attacks disrupt AIDS efforts in Ivory Coast

Anti-gay mobs have forced a human rights group in Ivory Coast to suspend its work, which includes AIDS services, the human rights advocacy group Front Line Defenders reported. Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, which combats AIDS and advocates for human rights for LGBT people, was attacked four times last week.  In the fourth attack, the group’s offices … Continue reading


Anti-gay Ivory Coast attack sends guard to hospital

Anti-gay attackers today broke into the office of an LGBT rights group in Ivory Coast, sending a security guard to the hospital and ransacking the premises. It was the fourth such attack this week on Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, which combats AIDS and advocates for human rights for LGBT people. Claver Touré, the association’s executive director, … Continue reading


Ivory Coast: Seeking help for LGBT activists under attack

The human rights advocacy group Front Line Defenders has urged the government of Ivory Coast to intervene to stop death threats and attacks against LGBT rights activists there. (For background, see this blog’s article “Ivory Coast: Activists under attack by anti-gay mobs.”)  Front Line Defenders writes: Ivory Coast – Death threats and attacks against LGBTI rights … Continue reading


Côte d’Ivoire: Un appel à l’aide des militants LGBT attaqués

Publié le 24 janvier 2014 Front Line Defenders, une Fondation internationale pour la protection des défenseurs des droits humains, a exhorté le gouvernement de Côte-d’Ivoire à intervenir pour arrêter les menaces de mort et des attaques contre les défenseurs des droits des LGBT là. Front Line Defenders a écrit: Menaces de mort et attaques contre … Continue reading