May 22, Dispatches.
Azerbaijan: Anti-Gay Crackdown
I could also hear screams of other gay guys that were in that department. February 12, News Release. Local activists said at least 50 gay and transsexual people had been detained in police raids of private homes, subway stations, and LGBT-friendly clubs, pubs, and bars in Baku over the past two weeks. They stormed in together with several other men and took me to the police station. The arrested are people who demonstratively show a lack of respect for those around them, annoy citizens with their behaviour, and also those whom police or health authorities believe to be carriers of infectious diseases.
Azerbaijan legalized homosexual activity inbut the former Soviet country was still ranked the worst in Europe for gay people in a survey by the international advocacy group ILGA. The Azerbaijan government decriminalized same-sex conduct inbut there are no officially registered or operational LGBT groups. Government officials have not denied the crackdown, and have instead attempted to justify it on spurious morality and public health grounds. No media source currently available. Embed share The code has been copied to your clipboard. Still these spots from torture remain on my body.