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Institutionalised homophobia in Africa
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Institutionalised homophobia in Africa

In late January this year gay rights activist David Kato was murdered at the door of his house in Uganda, following an incident in October 2010 in which a Ugandan newspaper published the photographs, names and addresses of 100 gay citizens. According to Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) since the publication […]

The trial of Sergei Magnitsky
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The trial of Sergei Magnitsky

On the 16th of November 2009 the Russian lawyer died in prison having spent eleven months in police custody without being formally charged, having been tortured and denied medical assistance. Without a formal accusation which would make clear the motive of his imprisonment, it seems that the Russian authorities have […]

TPIMS, just some amendments
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TPIMS, just some amendments

Control orders have been renamed with supposed adjustments, but in reality, they remain as controversial as ever. Erica Buist The power to make control orders was voted through in 2005 as part of the Prevention of Terrorism Act. It gives the government the power to restrict an individual’s liberty for […]