The death penalty is still presented as a crime control measure in the Caribbean despite the lack of convincing evidence of its deterrent effect.
On 20 December the Ugandan Parliament passed an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which entrenches hatred and discrimination against those who are, or who are believed to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen
Being a government critic can be dangerous in Bahrain. Thirteen men have been behind bars since 2011 for their activism and expressing their opinions.
Dr Tun Aung, a community leader, doctor and family man, has been sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment after an unfair trial.