Entry #481: Homosexual activity in Ethiopia

Original entry by grey-tundra grey-tundra ()

RegionEthiopia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionHomosexuality is illegal in Ethiopia and penalties can range from 10 days to three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency. There is a maximum sentence of 10 years that can be imposed if an offender "uses violence, intimidation or coercion, trickery or fraud, or takes unfair advantage of the victim’s inability to offer resistance." This status may change soon as anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penalty.
Sourceshttp://dot429.com/articles/1642-controversy-in-ethiopia-over-lgbt-rights http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/03/ethiopian-evangelists-death-penalty-homosexuals_n_3208972.html http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?page=country&category=&publisher=IRBC&type=&coi=ETH&rid=&docid=47d6544e28&skip=0


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NoteHomosexuality is illegal in Ethiopia and penalties can range from 10 days to three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency. There is a maximum sentence of 10 years that can be imposed if an offender "uses violence, intimidation or coercion, trickery or fraud, or takes unfair advantage of the victim’s inability to offer resistance." This status may change soon as anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penalty.This status may change soon. Anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penalty
Sourceshttp://dot429.com/articles/1642-controversy-in-ethiopia-over-lgbt-rights http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/03/ethiopian-evangelists-death-penalty-homosexuals_n_3208972.html http://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?page=country&category=&publisher=IRBC&type=&coi=ETH&rid=&docid=47d6544e28&skip=0http://dot429.com/articles/1642-controversy-in-ethiopia-over-lgbt-rights http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/03/ethiopian-evangelists-death-penalty-homosexuals_n_3208972.html