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Caned for gay sex: Malaysian men’s punishment condemned by rights group

  • Authorities found out about the private event by monitoring messages between the men, then sent 50 officers to detain them, according to a rights group
  • Activists say there is a worsening climate for LGBT communities in the Muslim-majority country, which has harsh punishments for same-sex ties
Topic |   Malaysia

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A rights activist slammed the sentencing, saying it could create an environment of fear within Malaysia’s LGBTI community. File photo: EPA-EFE

Five Malaysians caned and jailed for attempted gay sex, in case slammed by LGBTI rights group

  • Islamic enforcement officers detained the five accused men during a November 2018 raid
  • An activist criticised the sentencing, saying it could create an environment of fear within Malaysia’s LGBTI community
Topic |   Malaysia

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A rights activist slammed the sentencing, saying it could create an environment of fear within Malaysia’s LGBTI community. File photo: EPA-EFE
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