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53 members of the US Congress have written to Donald Trump, pleading with him to speak out against the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. The federal representatives have called on the President to condemn the ongoing kidnappings, torture and killings of gay men which have plagued the region since April. Despite repeated urgings, Trump

2016-02-09

Hungary: suspended sentence for protester who threatened Pride participants

A member of an extreme right wing organisation has been sentenced to two years imprisonment (suspended for three and a half years) for insulting and threatening Budapest Pride March participants in 2012 as part of a larger group. Háttér Society have released a detailed press statement on the judgment. It is available to read below

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On December 2, 2014 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that authorities, when verifying the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker, should always comply with the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. The case ended on the Court’s plate after Dutch authorities refused to grant asylum to three third-country nationals, who sought