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Indonesia’s central body of Islamic clerics, Majlis Ulema Indonesia (MUI) issued a fatwa (religious edict) on March 4 that calls for whipping and even the death penalty for men or women engaged in same-sex relations.
“The failed effort engineered by Russia to undermine U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s authority deserved today’s fate. The vote was taken completely without justification and based on a specious argument that the Secretary General had overstepped his authority. He did nothing of the kind."
IGLHRC today expressed deep dismay over the Iranian government’s rejection in whole or in part of 13 recommendations on sexual orientation and gender identity put forward during the United Nation’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iran
NGOs and activists working for the promotion and protection of human rights and empowerment of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or intersex status, express both disappointment and cautious optimism on the occasion of the adoption of the Political Declaration at CSW59.