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Shari‘a Law Is Threatening LGBT Rights Across Muslim-Majority Southeast Asia

Shari‘a Law Is Threatening LGBT Rights Across Muslim-Majority Southeast Asia

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Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
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Growing religious conservatism is threatening LGTB rights in Muslim-majority nations across Southeast Asia, say activists, with a new claiming serious abuses against Malaysia's transgender community.

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published I’m Scared to Be a Woman: Human Rights Abuses Against Transgender People in Malaysia. The document makes serious allegations of physical and sexual assault committed against transgender people while in official custody.