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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.
A woman gang-raped by eight men who accused her of adultery is now at risk of being caned for this “offense” in Indonesia’s Aceh province.
A human rights activist and her family from San Luis Rio Colorado have faced repeated threats and intimidation by local police in reprisal for denouncing police abuses.