AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S LETTER IN RESPONSE TO HUMAN RIGHTS MINISTER

Amnesty International has addressed a letter on February 23rd, to Samir Dilou, Tunisian Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice to express its alarm at statements he made about homosexuality in a television talk-show earlier this month.
In summary Amnesty International call on Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice to:
- Publically retract the damaging and discriminatory comments about homosexuality, and commit to upholding the human rights of all Tunisians as the Minister for Human Rights and Transitional Justice;
- Urge the government to repeal Article 230 of the Tunisian Criminal Code which makes consensual sex between members of the same sex a criminal offence, punishable with six months to three years imprisonment.
- Call for the principle of non-discrimination to be enshrined in the new constitution including on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


Fonte: http://gaydaymagazine.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/amnesty-internationals-
letter-in-response-human-rights-minister/

Pubblicato da Lorenzo Bernini

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