Bangladesh police arrest 2 lesbians who want to get married

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05/06/2024

The arrest in Bangladesh of two lesbians who wanted to get married has drawn criticism from Paris-based human rights advocates. Asha Sinha, age 16,, and Liza Akhter, age 18, fell in love on Facebook. Rejected by their families, they moved in together in Gopalpur, which is about 125 kilometers north of the capital, Dhaka. But neighbors noticed them and complained to police, who arrested them on charges of disturbing public order and referred them for prosecution. France-based rights organizations JusticeMakers Bangladesh in France (JMBF) and Solidarity International LGBTQI (SIL) jointly express profound concern and outrage over the recent arrest of two lesbian individuals from Tangail, Bangladesh, on April 21 due to their sexual orientation and same-sex relationship.

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