UN urges Afghanistan to scrap called ‘moral crimes’ enforcement

Afghanistan_flag_1929-1931June 26, 2014 – Reported by Gay Asia News – New York: The UN Human Rights Council has called on the government of Afghanistan to abolish prosecution of the LGBT community on the grounds of so-called “moral crimes” because of their sexual orientation.

Other issues addressed include the death penalty, anti-gay discrimination, and impunity, according to trust.org.

Afghanistan however rejected the recommendations in its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Report issued on June 16.

The government’s rejection of the recommendations to end prosecutions for “moral crimes” undercuts its acceptance of recommendations that “women’s rights and gender equality remained a top priority,” Human Rights Watch said.

via UN urges Afghanistan to scrap called ‘moral crimes’ enforcement | GayAsiaNews.

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