Entry #481: Homosexual activity in Ethiopia

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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
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "both male and female homosexuality is illegal"
  • Status is not correct "It just got decriminalized "


Revision History (1)

Revision by danlev

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NoteThis status may change soon. Anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penaltyHomosexuality 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.htmlhttp://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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