Security forces arrested 28 young men in Bangladesh on May 19th 2017 at a social event where more than 150 people were gathered. This social event is known to be frequented by members of the LGBTI community. The men have been charged with drug possession and are all currently in detention where they remain at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY, URGING THEM TO:
1 Ensure that all those arrested are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment and have immediate access to lawyers, their families and to medical care they may require;
2 To immediately end all harassment of members of the LGBTI community and to seriously investigate threats made against them; and
3 To repeal all laws which criminalize same-sex sexual conduct, including Section 377 of the Penal Code.
Take action at: Urgent Action — Amnesty International Canada