The Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2023 (AHA) became law on 30th May 2023, and 30th June 2023 marked the 31st day of the law’s coming into force. HRAPF’s legal aid clinic has been handling cases involving LGBTIQ persons during this period and documenting them. This report summarizes the cases that involve violence and violations against real or suspected LGBTIQ persons based wholly or partly on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity within the first 31 days of the law’s being in force.
This report builds upon the report that HRAPF issued on 21st June 2023, which focused on cases of violence and violations that specifically targeted persons on the basis of their real or presumed sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGIE) in the first 21 days of the law’s enforcement. The current report covers all the 31 days from 30th May 2023 to 30th June 2023.