Category Archives: LGBT Rights

Montenegro: Just the beginning for LGBTI rights

Emile Affolter, Amnesty Netherlands press officer, celebrates the courage of those taking part in Montenegro’s 2014 LGBTI Pride, after last year’s event was marred by shocking violence.  About 160 people walking the streets of the capital of Montenegro on a sunny … Continue reading

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Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean campaigner at Amnesty International. Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as … Continue reading

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Lives on hold

Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty’s Campaigner on Russia, meets Sasha Kunko whose boyfriend has been imprisoned in Russia for the last two years. He was arrested following the May 2012 Bolotnaya protest in Moscow, when tens of thousands of people demonstrated against … Continue reading

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Belgrade Pride 2014 – ‘We are all LGBTI’

By Todor Gardos, Amnesty International’s campaigner on Serbia As I was getting on a plane to Serbia last Friday, my mind ran through all the different scenarios that could potentially have halted Belgrade Pride again this year. I know how … Continue reading

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A time to grieve and a time to dance

  By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International, who recently returned from St Petersburg Ekaterina Khomenko’s throat was slit when a street cleaner found her in a car with the engine still running in St Petersburg earlier this month. … Continue reading

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