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Tanzanian Official Plans to Track and Arrest LGBT People

The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) "could turn into a witch-hunt."

SOP newswire3UN Demands That Countries End Torture - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led United Nations officials in calling on governments to go on the offensive in the fight against torture.
SOP newswire3UN: Violence In Somolia Out Of Control - United Nations refugee agency today voiced its grave concern over the escalating violence and worsening displacement crisis in the Somali capital.
SOP newswire3UN Marks International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Drug Trafficking - Drug abuse can be prevented, treated and controlled, " the UN chief said, appealing to Member States to incorporate drug treatment into their public health programmes.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Urges Persian Gulf Nations To Help Contain Iran - Robert M. Gates urged Persian Gulf countries to work together and with the United States on securing Iraq and containing Iranian ambitions.
SOP newswire2Female Inmates Systematically Raped at DR Congo Prison - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his deep distress at the rape of some 20 female inmates during an attempted escape from a prison in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
SOP newswire3UN To Tackle Global Economic Crisis - A major high-level UN gathering aimed at tackling the global economic meltdown is set to kick off on Wednesday at the world body`s Headquarters in New York.
SOP newswire3Refugees Leave Chad For New Lives In US - As part of a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) programme, the first group of refugees has left Chad to begin new lives in the United States.
SOP newswire3UN: More Money Needed To Help Displaced In Pakistan - The UN calls on donors to step up their assistance to help the millions of people who have been uprooted from their homes by fighting between Government forces and militants.
Medyan DairiehRefugee Day March and Rally - A march took place as part of Refugee Week. It started at Embankment and headed off past Westminster to Trafalgar Square, where a rally in support of asylum seekers was held.
Medyan Dairieh100,000 Tamils Marched Through London - An estimated 100,000 Tamils marched through London today from Hyde Park to Temple Place, calling for justice in Sri Lanka and a separate Tamil state there.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Suicide Bomb In Iraq That Kills Over 70 - The UN strongly condemned a massive suicide truck bomb attack, killing over 70 people and wounding more than 180 others in Iraq.
SOP newswire2More Than a 100 Deaths Confirmed in Iran - The television reports on Sunday blamed rioters and "terrorist groups" for the incidents, saying two petrol stations and a mosque had
SOP newswire3UN Marks World Refugee Day - The UN marked World Refugee Day with a call for greater efforts to protect the over 42 million people worldwide forced to flee violent conflict and persecution.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Israel To Ease Gaza Blockade - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon repeated his call on Israel to ease its blockade on Gaza during a meeting today in New York with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned With Violence Against Protestors In Iran - The UN expressed concern over reports of the use of violence, as well as rising numbers of potentially extralegal arrests, in Iran following last week's contested presidential polls.
SOP newswire3Pentagon Delegation To Visit China - Defense Department officials hope for more military-to-military engagement with China as a result of the 10th U.S.-China Defense Consultative Talks.
SOP newswire3General McChrystal: Next 18 Months Critical In Afghanistan - The next 18 months will be crucial in Afghanistan, the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there said today.
SOP newswire3Probe Into Bhutto Killing To Begin July 1, 2009 - The independent commission tasked with looking into the facts and circumstances surrounding the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will begin its work on 1 July
SOP newswire3Number Of People On Brink Of Starvation Tops 1 Billion - The number of people on the brink of starvation is set to reach a record high of 1.02 billion in 2009, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization projected today.
Medyan DairiehProtest Took Place Outside the EDO MBM/ITT Factory - A protest took place outside the EDO MBM/ITT factory in the outskirt of Brighton, in the south east of Britain.
SOP newswire3Obama: North Korea Must Renounce Nuclear Weapons - Given North Korea`s bellicose threats, it is unacceptable for the nation to possess nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama said today at the White House.
SOP newswire3US Forces Target Drug Labs In Afghanistan - U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan are targeting narcotics traffickers and drug labs that bankroll and support the Taliban insurgency.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Fair Trial For Aung San Suu Kyi - The UN called on the authorities of Myanmar to ensure an open and fair " trial for opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
SOP newswire3Russia Vetoes Extension Of UN Mission In Georgia - The Security Council failedto extend the presence of the UN Observer Mission in Georgia after Russia vetoed a technical roll-over for the nearly 16-year-old operation.
SOP newswire2Social Activist Yengkhom Krishnadas A Victim of Brutal Killing - Yengkhom Krishnadas Singh was born on March 1, 1971 in Kakching, Manipur. He belongs to Lois (scheduled caste) community.
SOP newswire2This is no Time for Shock and Awe with Iran - For some time, there has been a strenuous effort to prepare the way for a preemptive U.S. strike against Iran.
SOP newswire2"Pyramid Organized National Zombie Intellect" Mantra - The criminal Wall Street financial system dynamic operates under the "Pyramid Organized National Zombie Intellect" mantra.
SOP newswire3UN: More Funding Needed For World Hunger Crisis - The UN warned that the poor and hungry around the world are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, while global food aid has hit a 20 year low.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Assasination Of Iraqi Politician - The top UN official in Iraq condemned the shocking " assassination of parliamentarian Harith Al-Ubaidi, who was reportedly shot as he left a mosque.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Launches"WeMustDisarm" Campaign - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the WMD-WeMustDisarm " campaign, beginning the 100-day countdown to the 2009 UN International Day of Peace.
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