Malaysian police investigate LGBT activist over UN speech

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04/22/2019

Malaysian Police are investigating LGBTI rights activist, Numan Afifi, after he reported on the LGBTI rights situation at a UN Human Rights Council session last month. Police asked Afifi to visit a police station this Friday (26 April) to give a statement, according to a Facebook post. ‘I will not bow down to these acts to harass or intimidate me as a human rights defender in Malaysia’ Afifi wrote on Facebook. ‘I fight for all human rights and will continue doing so.’ There has been rising intolerance of LGBTI people in Malaysia over the last year.

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