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Women’s rights activist Souad al-Shammari was detained on 28 October following her first interrogation session. Amnesty International believes she is a prisoner of conscience.
Amendment XXXIII, currently pending before the Parliament of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people....
The bylaw would criminalize, among other things, same-sex sexual relations and consensual sex outside marriage, punishable by caning.
Amira Osman Hamed, a Sudanese women’s rights activist, continues to face charges of ‘indecent dress’ for refusing to wear a headscarf.