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Turkish prosecutors have demanded jail terms for 97 student protesters against Erdogan.

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

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Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

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Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

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Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

A top aide in Erdogan's government has said withdrawal from the treaty is due to the LGBTQ movement's push to normalise homosexuality.

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Turkish police detain dozens of student protesters

"We are not silent, we are not afraid, we do not obey."

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Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

Protests erupted in Turkey after announcing a decision to withdraw from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against ...

Turkey treaty withdrawal 'huge setback' for women: rights chief

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Turkey treaty withdrawal 'huge setback' for women: rights chief

"This move is a huge setback to these efforts and all the more deplorable because it compromises the protection of women in Turkey, across ...

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Turkey pulls out of treaty protecting women from violence

News of President Erdogan's decree to abandon a treaty designed to prevent violence against women has sparked anger among rights groups and ...

Turkish communist-led municipality to give LGBTQ workers Pride holiday

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Turkish communist-led municipality to give LGBTQ workers Pride holiday

A new agreement between the municipality and a public workers' union offers extended leave to a variety of groups.

Amnesty urges release of Tunisian LGBTQ activist

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Amnesty urges release of Tunisian LGBTQ activist

The human rights organisation has called on Tunisian authorities to drop the charges against Rani Amdouni ahead of her appeal hearing on ...

Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

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Tunisians protest to demand release of jailed activist

Rania Amdouni, a 26-year-old LGBT rights campaigner, has been the target of a smear campaign by police unions after taking part in ...

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

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Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' police while lodging complaint

The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison while filing a complaint.

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Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

This was hailed as "monumental progress" in combating persecution of the LGBT community.

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Saudi textbooks slammed over 'hateful language' against religious minorities

Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

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Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United ...

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

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Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

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Iranian cleric claims Covid vaccine turns people gay

Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian has taken to social media to claim that the coronavirus vaccine is turning people gay and that his followers should ...

Two Christians publicly flogged in Indonesia for drinking, gambling

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Two Christians publicly flogged in Indonesia for drinking, gambling

The caning comes less than two weeks after a male couple were flogged nearly 80 times each for having gay sex, which is outlawed under local ...

Erdogan says political opponents behind student protests

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Erdogan says political opponents behind student protests

Erdogan has launched daily verbal attacks on the demonstrations as they have grown in size and resulted in hundreds of arrests this week.

Turkey makes fresh arrests after US censure

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Turkey makes fresh arrests after US censure

Turkey brushed aside US condemnation of its crackdown on student protests as more arrests were carried out.

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