News for January, 2019

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LGBTI activists from the Western Balkans and Turkey visit European Parliament

On 16 and 17 January, the LGBTI Intergroup welcomed 6 LGBTI activists from the Western Balkans and Turkey in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, as part of a study visit of various European institutions organised by ERA-LGBTI. Biljana Ginova from … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 26th, 2019
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Open letter to Tunisian government: stop torture & arrests of homosexual men

In November 2018, the human rights NGO Human Rights Watch published multiple accounts of men who were arrested, prosecuted and detained for homosexuality. Several men report being subjected to forced anal examinations, having their phones and social media searched. One … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 18th, 2019
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LGBTI rights still at risk in the EU, says EP report on fundamental rights

On 16 January, the European Parliament adopted its yearly report on Fundamental Rights in the EU, assessing the implementation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017 according to the Charter of Fundamental Rights standards. It contains strong language on … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 17th, 2019
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New detentions of LGBTI people in Chechnya: Russia needs to take action

A new wave of arrests, persecution and torture against (perceived) LGBTI people in Chechnya has started in Chechnya since December 2018. 40 people, both men and women, have been detained – and at least two were killed, according the┬áRussian LGBT … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2019