Death penalty because you are gay. LGBTQ+ as one of the world’s most pressing issues

[ 3 minutes to read ] One would think that Hitler’s systemic incarceration, torture and eventual killings of LGBTQ+ people (which actually happened on an unimaginable scale) is a relic of the past and that things are over now when the majority of developed countries legalized sexual minorities or even provided lawful means of partnerships or marriages. No, especially in developing […]

Nominee #4: Yahya Ekhou

[ 2 minutes to read ] In the crucible of human rights advocacy is a certain individual who has steadfastly adhered to the principles of liberty and equality and thus defied conventionality. Such an awning personality is Yahya Ekhou. He stands out as one of the human rights defenders in the Islamic republic of Mauritania who head Liberals Mauritania Organization and […]

Junaid Hafeez is awaiting his death penalty under Pakistan’s Draconian Blasphemy Law

[ 3 minutes to read ] Junaid Hafeez, a former lecturer at Bahauddin Zakariya University Pakistan, has been in jail for over seven years on blasphemy charges. He was accused of derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad on social media. Junaid Hafeez’s arrest was based on a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the police under Section 295-C of the Pakistan […]