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Iraq passes bill sentencing same-sex acts to jail

Iraq's parliament has passed a bill on criminalizing same-sex relations, which will receive a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, in a move rights groups condemned as an "attack on human rights."

Transgender people will be sentenced to three years' jail under the amendments to a 1988 anti-prostitution law, which were adopted during a session attended by 170 out of 329 lawmakers.

Amnesty International Highlights Bulgaria's LGBT Rights Struggles: Freedom and Equality at Risk

"Amnesty International" has released its annual report, shining a spotlight on Bulgaria's ongoing human rights challenges, including the erosion of freedom of expression, violations against the LGBT community, and the proliferation of hatred against ethnic minorities.

Amnesty International: The Situation with Media Freedom in Bulgaria is getting Worse

The situation with the freedom of the media in Bulgaria is getting worse because of lawsuits against media and journalists and because of intimidation of reporters. This is one of the conclusions in the annual report of the international human rights organization "Amnesty International" for 2022 in the section on Bulgaria. The report was released on March 28.