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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/25/55/Add.3, 28 February 2014: Sierra Leone

380. JUA 20/06/2013 Case no: SLE 1/2013 State reply: none to date

Alleged physical attack and threats against a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBT) rights defender.


381. The Special Rapporteur wishes to express her regret that, at the time of the finalisation of this report, the Government had not responded to the communication she sent during the reporting period. The Special Rapporteur is concerned for the physical and psychological integrity of human rights defenders working to protect the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals in Sierra Leone. In this regard, she calls upon the Government to ensure a safe and enabling environment for them to conduct their work without fear of their safety.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRHRD-Communications and replies-2014-eng-fra-esp

Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Sierra Leone-1-2013-eng