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Today in History: Ghana likely to legalize homosexuality – Akufo-Addo

Ghana Web 26 Nov 2021
Human Rights lawyer, Nana Oye Lithur in 2011, when the debate on legalizing homosexuality in Ghana was heightened, was reported to have argued on behalf of gays in the country saying, "We are guided by our 1992 Constitution that states that we are all equal before the law and every person in Ghana possess human right.”.
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LGBTQ+ Debate: Tone down on your language and personal attacks – Ayikoi Otoo to Sam George

Ghana Web 14 Oct 2021
On the substantive issue of LGBTQ+ rights in the country, Ayikoi Otoo said that the lawyers and academicians were looking at the issue from the myopic view of just homosexual rights ... distinction between homosexuals and their rights which is guaranteed under the 1992 Constitution.
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Rights groups urge boycott of Dubai Expo 2020

The New Arab 03 Oct 2021
"People believe the spin about Dubai," said human rights lawyer and founder of NGO Detained International David Haigh to The New Arab ... The lawyer referred to the criminalisation of homosexuality in the UAE, as well as the case of American businessman Zack Shahin was is serving a 53-year sentence on false accusations of financial crimes.
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FLASHBACK: Africans getting fed up with gay rights noise – Mike Oquaye

Ghana Web 29 Jul 2021
The seasoned lawyer stated that it’s unacceptable for the international bodies to champion the promotion of acts like homosexuality which is alien to the African continent in the name of human rights. “Following what Tony Blair said which I personally wrote him a letter that if we do not go the homosexual way, it was going to affect their aid to us.
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JoyNews’ The Law to discuss anti-LGBT bill and threats of stifling free speech

Joy Online 25 Jul 2021
Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right. Show me where in the 1992 Constitution, it says that sexual preference is a fundamental human right ... I challenge anybody, any lawyer in this country to show me. Homosexuality is a human preference, it is not a fundamental human right,” he said.
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Spanish woman sues ex-husband for ‘hiding homosexuality’

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jul 2021
Javier Vilalta, a human rights lawyer, had been divorced for nearly a decade when his ex-wife sued for compensation and to annul the marriage, claiming ...
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Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right – Sam George

Joy Online 23 Jul 2021
Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right ... I challenge anybody, any lawyer in this country to show me. Homosexuality is a human preference, it is not a fundamental human right,” he said. JoyNews/AdomNews · Homosexuality is not a fundamental human right, prove otherwise if you dare – Sam George.
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South Korea says consensual sex act between male soldiers ‘bordered on rape’

The Observer 15 Jun 2021
The pair’s lawyer said the act “was consensual” and therefore they were innocent ... While homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, it remains taboo in a largely conservative society. President Moon Jae-in – a former human rights lawyer – said prior to becoming president that he was against homosexuality and “did not like it”.
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Veteran lawyer Alice Nkom on fighting for LGBT rights in Cameroon

France24 17 May 2021
She became Cameroon's first female lawyer in her early 20s and now at 76 is one of the few people defending the rights ...
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Cameroon Sentences Transgender Women to 5 Years in Prison

New York Times 13 May 2021
Human rights groups and lawyers said the sentences are the latest examples of a crackdown on homosexual and transgender people in Cameroon ... .
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Cameroon jails transgender women for 'attempted homosexuality'

BBC News 12 May 2021
Their lawyers say they were found guilty of "attempting homosexuality" as well as outraging public decency and problems with their ID cards ... homosexuals don't have a place in Cameroon," one of their lawyers, Alice Nkom, who heads the Association for the Defence of Rights of Homosexuals, told the AFP news agency.
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Shakiro: Human Rights Watch indict Cameroon on alleged violation of LGBT+ rights

Ghana Web 14 Apr 2021
Di HRW report na based on different-different telephone interviews weh dem do between 17 February and 8 April wit gays, lawyers and NGOs weh dey defend gay rights for Cameroon ... Human Rights lawyer, Barrister Richard Tamfu wey be di defence lawyer for di two men say, to criminalize ...
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Cameroon: Wave of Arrests, Abuse Against LGBT People

Human Rights Watch 14 Apr 2021
Between February 17 and April 8, Human Rights Watch interviewed by telephone 18 people, including 5 who had been detained, 3 lawyers, and 10 members of Cameroonian LGBT nongovernmental organizations ... “It is not illegal to be homosexual or transgender,” said Cameroonian lawyer Alice Nkom.
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BLM activists ignore homosexuals killed, chained in prison in Cameroon

Free West Media 26 Feb 2021
An NGO reported several assassinations of homosexuals in recent weeks in Cameroon ... For her part, Alice Nkom, lawyer and president of the Association for the Defense of Homosexual Rights (Adefho) in Cameroon, reported the existence of a file for which she is responsible.
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Cameroon police arrest 'suspected homosexuals' at AIDS centre

News24 25 Feb 2021
Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV/AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said ... .
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