Tag Archives: Paul Canning

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to be Quizzed Over anti-gay laws.

by Paul Canning, Dec 13, 2011- The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, told activists today that she would raise the discriminatory laws at the EU-Russia summit.  She received in Brussels a 246,000 petition along with the Presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT rights, Michael Cashman and Ulrike […]

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ACLU Sues: Abusive Treatment Of Transgender Asylum Seeker in U.S.A.

by Melanie Nathan, Dec 11, 2011 Paul Canning  from the United Kingdom has reported to O- Blog-dee O-Blog-da about a recent ACLU lawsuit:- The appalling treatment of a transgender asylum seeker held in US detention has drawn a lawsuit from the ACLU. The suit is against the federal government, local government and Corrections Corporation of […]

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Chaos expected as South Africa to Repatriate LGBTI Refugees to Zimbabwei

July 18, 2011 By Paul Canning As South Africa gears up to remove more than one million refugees, advocates are warning that gay asylum seekers risk being ‘refouled’ – returned to a place where their lives or freedoms could be threatened. Most asylum seekers in South Africa are from Zimbabwe – but the country hosts […]

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Ugandan First Lady Accused of ‘backing homophobic smear campaign’ against Rivals

 07/15/2011, Article by Paul Canning, United Kingdom, The fanatical evangelical Christian First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, has been named in a Ugandan court as a participant in a homophobic smear campaign. Mrs Museveni was referred to in evidence as a backer of smear tactics using sodomy accusations against Robert Kayanja, a ‘prosperity evangelist’ Christian […]

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Jamaica Homophobia – Where the Nights are GAY

July 14, 2011, Melanie Nathan When I was a young girl I loved Jamaica – although I had never been there. I loved it all because of a song that my Dad would sing to me – by Harry Belafonte and although I may have the words wrong, this is how I remember it:- “On […]

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Deportation of Uganda Gay Robert Segwanyi deferred as about to Board Plane

July 11, 2011, Posted by Melanie Nathan, Article by Paul Canning: The removal of Ugandan gay asylum seeker Robert Segwanyi was tonight “deferred” at the last minute. He had been moved today to a Heathrow ‘removal centre’ for an early morning 11 July flight to Kampala.  The deferment comes after the last minute intervention of […]

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UK to Deport Uganda Gay Man, Robert Segwanyi, despite Torture and Risk to his Life

July 08, 2011, by Melanie Nathan, On June 20, 2010, Robert Segwanyi fled Uganda, seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, weeks after having been tortured for ‘homosexuality.’ Indicative of  arbitrary verdicts, broken systems, and the inadequacies of  refugee status/ asylum laws in the United Kingdom and across the world, the UK Border Agency has made […]

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