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HAITI: Gay Rights Office Attacked

Via the Associated Press:
Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten. It said Wednesday that three men carrying handguns and machetes raided the office of the Haitian rights organization Kouraj last week. Amnesty says the intruders said the center shouldn’t be allowed to operate and aimed anti-gay remarks at the two activists who were tied and beaten. The attackers also stole equipment, which included two laptops and files that contained sensitive information about the group’s members.
RELATED: In July, Christian groups staged an anti-gay protest in which they threatened to burn down the national parliament building if same-sex marriage were to be approved. Two men accused of being gay were murdered at the protest.

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