Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current conflict. Witnesses and victims also told Human Rights Watch that soldiers and pro-government armed militias have sexually abused women and girls as young as 12 during home raids and military sweeps of residential areas.
In his native El Salvador, Juan survived endless abuse, rape and torture for being gay. After death threats from police, he fled to the U.S., where he found his salvation. Read his compelling story -- in his own words.
The removal of Ugandan gay asylum seeker Robert Segwanyi was tonight "deferred" at the last minute. He had been moved today to a Heathrow "removal center" for an early morning July 11 flight to Kampala.