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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/YEM/CO/5, 23 April 2012: Yemen

13. The Committee is concerned that the Yemeni legislation continues to criminalize homosexuality, which incurs the death penalty (arts. 2, 6 and 26). The State party should repeal or amend all legislation, which provides for or could result in prosecution and punishment of people because of their sexual orientation. Link to full text of the […]

Yemen: Trial of former Guantánamo detainees starts

On 13 February, a Specialized State Security Court began the trial of three Yemenis, formerly detained in Guantánamo Bay and handed over to Yemen by the US in May 2005, on charges of forging passports and official documents.