Sudan woman faces death by stoning for adultery in first case for a decade

Campaigners say sentence amounts to torture amid fears that country’s new regime is rolling back women’s rights A woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the first known case in the country for almost a decade. Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, 20, was arrested by police in Sudan’s White Nile state last… Read more »

Sudan has dropped the death penalty as a punishment for gay sex. Queers will instead be thrown in prison for loving who they love

The African nation of Sudan has dropped flogging and the death penalty as punishments for gay sex – but queer people can still be thrown in prison under the country’s archaic laws. The law was amended to remove the death penalty and floggings for gay sex last week, according to LGBT+ rights organisation Bedayaa. The… Read more »

Cyber hackers attack websites of Africa anti-gay countries

Hacktivist groups TheEliteSociety and Anonymous launch a joint operation to hack any African country that imprisons or kills LGBT people The Anonymous and TheEliteSociety hacking groups have launched a joint all-out attack against countries in Africa that kill or imprison LGBT people in an operation dubbed #OpFuckAfrica. So far websites in Botswana, Somalia, Sudan, and… Read more »

New magazine and hope for gays in Sudan

Rainbow Sudan shines a light on gay and lesbian life in a country where homosexuality is still punishable by death A new online lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine in Sudan, north Africa, is a first for the country where homosexuality is still punished by death and an opportunity for gay people to start discussing… Read more »

Sudan flogs 19 men in public for cross-dressing

Khartoum — A Sudanese court has sentenced 19 men to flogging in public and a fine of 1000 Sudanese pounds (approximately 400 US dollars) for breaching the country’s morality code by wearing women clothes. The alleged transvestites, whose public flogging yesterday was witnessed by some 200 people, were caught last month when the police raided… Read more »