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Monday, 28 September 2009

More on antigay Muslim bigot

The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) “is deeply worried and outraged by UN Assembly new president Ali Abdussalam Treki’s failure to consider the protection of the life and safety of lesbians, gay men, trans, intersex and bisexual people all over the world a matter of human rights”, the organisation says in a news release.

You can see the background here, because, as you might expect, this blog’s owner, the Pink Triangle Trust, has been rather exercised, too, about this bigot.

The ILGA news release goes on:

In an interview prior to his first address to the UN Assembly in his new role, Mr Treki declared himself to be not in favour at all with reference to the Statement in favour of the decriminalisation of homosexuality signed by 66 Countries and read by the Argentinian representative last December at the General Assembly in New York.

Furthermore, Mr Treki said that the matter referred to by the Statement, i.e. decriminalisation, was not acceptable in the majority of the world and that there are some countries that allow that (sic), thinking it is a kind of democracy.

Considering that the Statement called for the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality, one cannot but conclude that the new President of the UN Assembly is... in favour of criminalising lesbians and gay men, bisexual, trans and intersex people. The worrying and serious implications of this attitude, coming from the new head of an institution which is supposed to regard human rights all human rights as the most sacred value, cannot be overstated.

We appeal to the representatives of the States which signed the Statement against criminalisation of homosexuality, but also voted for the election of Mr Treki in his new position, to demand an explanation to the UN Assembly President for his words and react consequently.
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