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Pussy Riot at Amnesty International Australia

Police in the Russian republic of Chechnya are carrying out more detentions and torture of suspected gay people two years after its brutal “gay purge”, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. Four men who spoke to Human Rights Watch said they had been detained for between three and 20 days, between December …

The United States has stopped issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of diplomats and staff of US-based international organizations, including the UN. The policy means unmarried partners of LGBTIQ staff at the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund must effectively now get married before December 31 or leave the country within …

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Two men accused of having gay sex have been publicly caned 87 times each in the Indonesian province of Aceh. On Friday, Aceh officials staged the public canings of the two men and 13 others in front of a crowd of 300 people who jeered during both of their punishments, CNN reported. Aceh is the …

Indonesian police have detained 58 men, including several foreigners, in a raid on a venue they claim is a “gay spa”. Police raided a building in capital city Jakarta on Friday that houses a sauna and a gym after they received information from the public that it was being used for prostitution. A Jakarta Police …

Indonesian police have arrested eight men after bursting in on an alleged “gay party” after a tip-off by local residents. City police chief Shinto Silitonga said officers raided two rooms in the Surabaya Oval Hotel, finding 14 men watching gay pornography and undertaking “deviant sexual acts”. “This is the first time we enforced the law …