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Indications of a move toward ending anti-LGBT torture


19 March 2015 – Justice for Iran (JFI) & Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) welcome the decision by the Islamic Republic of Iran to accept 139 of the 291 recommendations and to partially support 59 recommendations put forward by the 28th session of the Human Rights Council that address the rights of sexual minorities. “This indicates that the findings in our reports on forced sex change, as well as ill-treatment and torture of individuals solely based on their sexual orientation and gender indentity were effective in bringing about the acceptance from Iran” Shadi Amin, the coordinator of 6Rang said.

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