As reported by Human Rights Watch: A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a transgender woman to prison for “imitating the opposite sex” online. Such laws violate the rights to free expression, privacy, and nondiscrimination under Kuwait’s constitution and international law. The authorities should immediately release her and quash the conviction. The court on October 3, 2021, … More Kuwaiti Trans Woman Sentenced to Prison for Online Activities
With the Men Perceived as LGBTI – All said and done if ever there is a case exposing the exploitation of criminalization of gay people, they is that case. It is time for all countries to decriminalize sexuality and gender identity. On May 20, I reported in an article entitled, “Ugandan LGBTI Detainees Released from … More Ugandan Officials Summoned with Criminal Charges in COSF Shelter Case
Congress Must Act to Reduce Jail, Prison and Immigrant Detention Populations, Support Safe Community Reentry and Protect the Health of Incarcerated People March 25, 2020 – Washington, D.C. – Below is a statement from Maritza Perez, Director of the Office of National Affairs of the Drug Policy Alliance, expressing grave concern over Congress failing to adequately … More Congress Failing to Protect Incarcerated People in COVID-19 Stimulus Deal
TWO men who were caught having sex at a lodge in Kapiri Mposhi in 2017 have been sentenced by the High Court in Lusaka, Zambia to 15 years imprisonment. Japhet Chataba, 28, a carpenter of Ndeke Township, and Steven Samba, of Kasenshi in Kapiri Mposhi. The Judge ruled that the men had committed an “act against … More Zambia Jails Gays for 15 Years and US Ambassador Calls Out Hypocrisy
Almost 60 Percent of incarcerated girls are sexual minorities Los Angeles – This time focused on youth in detention, a new study by scholars at the Williams Institute found that sexual minority youth are incarcerated at disproportionately high rates. Once they are incarcerated they are more likely to be held for long periods of time and experience sexual … More LGBQ Youth Disproportionately Incarcerated in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System
On paper, at least, Hawaii is doing everything right in how it treats transgender inmates in the state’s prison system, according to an article by Rui Kaneya, published in Civil Beat, who asks, whether it is enough. According to the piece, which incorporates great visuals showing from Hawaii: Under the state’s policy, the Hawaii Department … More Examining Hawaii and the Protection of Transgender Inmates in Prison
where the revised rules could be strengthened from a human rights perspective..
The first concerns the prohibition of discrimination,” he said, adding that he is “disappointed that sexual orientation and gender identity were not explicitly recognized as grounds for discrimination, given their recognition by most human rights treaty bodies.
… More UN launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ on improving treatment of prisoners
By Melanie Nathan, Dec 20, 2012. Today the Johannesburg Court handed down its judgment and sentence in the Boniswa Mtshali case which has become known as the Carlton Centre Case. The accused was found guilty of physical assault with a motivation of prejudice on the basis of sexual orientation of the women. After kissing her … More South African Court Fails to Deliver Justice in Carlton Centre Lesbian Attack