Tag: somalia

Somalia: Gay Somali Refugees Face Death Threats

Gay, lesbian and HIV-infected refugees fear violent persecution should they return home Gay, lesbian and HIV-infected refugees from Somalia are facing persecution – and even the threat of death – should they return home. Refugees have been under pressure to leave accommodations in Kenya, where many also face racist discrimination, after claims the country is… Read more »

LGBTs and HIV positive people fear return to Somalia

LGBT Somali refugees and people with HIV fear persecution if they return to Somalia from Kenya despite calls by the UN for refugees to return to rebuild the nation LGBT Somalis living in Kenya have expressed their fears about returning to their homelands despite calls by the United Nations for refugees to return to rebuild… Read more »

Gay man stoned to death in Somalia?

Unconfirmed report via Facebook and Identity Kenya: Mogadishu – A gay man was allegedly stoned to death as punishment for homosexuality, a gay Muslim group has said Saturday. According to Somali Gay Community, the young man, Mohamed Ali Baashi ,18, was buried in a hole up to his chest and then pelted with rocks by… Read more »

Warring Parties Put Children at Grave Risk: Rebels Use Students as ‘Human Shields’ – Non-gay background

“Out of all my classmates – about 100 boys – only two of us escaped, the rest were killed,” said a 15-year-old boy who, with his classmates, was forced to fight for the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab. Fighting in Somalia has intensified over the past two years, leaving children vulnerable to terrible abuses, says a… Read more »