Asmita Basu

Queer Revolution In India

Supreme Court decriminalizing consensual same-sex relations marks a new era for LGBTI rights in India…

September 2018
Jezerca Tigani, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s

Finland: European Court Ruling A Blow To Transgender Rights

A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status, Amnesty International said, after the European Court of Human Rights ruled against her…

July 2014

Gays Arrested In 4 Nigerian States

A “witch hunt” for gay people has led to arrests in at least four of Nigeria’s 36 states, Amnesty International said Wednesday, blaming a new law criminalizing gay organizations and meetings as well as same-sex marriage…

January 2014
G20 leaders must reject Russia's homophobic law

G20 Leaders Must Reject Russia’s Homophobic Law

World leaders gathering in St. Petersburg this week must condemn Russia’s draconian homophobic law and do all in their power to persuade authorities to scrap it, Amnesty International said ahead of the G20 meeting starting next 5 September…

September 2013