Amnesty urges Tajikistan to stop ‘morality’ campaign against gay people

TajikistanJune 15, 2014 – Tajikistan: Amnesty International  has called on Tajikistan to immediately cease a new campaign of harassment and violence against gay people accused of “moral crimes.”

Police across the country have in various raids seized more than 500 sex workers and a number of men suspected of “homosexual behavior” since June 6, reports Amnesty International.

In one instance in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe police in midnight sweeps arrested a pregnant woman and three men suspected of being gay in besides others allegedly for sex work or other “moral crimes.”

Those arrested were bundled into police vans and several more have reported being beaten by police.

via Amnesty urges Tajikistan to stop ‘morality’ campaign against gay people | GayAsiaNews.

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