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Angola: Treatment of gay and lesbian individuals by Angolan society; protection offered to victims by government authorities (December 2005)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
Publication Date 5 December 2005
Citation / Document Symbol AGO100867.FE
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Angola: Treatment of gay and lesbian individuals by Angolan society; protection offered to victims by government authorities (December 2005), 5 December 2005, AGO100867.FE, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47d6543d1e.html [accessed 15 September 2014]
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No information on the treatment of homosexuals by Angolan society could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Nevertheless, Jeune Afrique/L'Intelligent indicated in a recent article that only homosexuality between men is prohibited in Angola (4-10 Sept. 2005, 35; see also BTM, n.d.). Behind the Mask (BTM), citing The Pink Agenda, indicates that "homosexual acts in Angola are described in law as being 'offensive against public morality'"(BTM n.d.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Jeune Afrique/L'Intelligent [Paris]. 4-10 September 2005. No. 2330. Alex Siewe. "Intolérance sans frontières."

Behind the Mask (BTM). N.d. "Angola." [Accessed 23 Nov. 2005].

Additional Sources Consulted

Sources: Amnesty International Groups for LGBT Concerns, Behind the Mask, and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) did not respond within the time constraints for this response.

Publications: Africa Confidential, Africa Research Bulletin, Resource Centre country file.

Internet sites, including: 365Gay.com, AllAfrica, Amnesty International (AI), Angola Press Agency (APA), Behind the Mask, European Country of Origin Information Network (ECOI.net), European Parliament Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights, Factiva, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), United Kingdom Immigration and Nationality Directorate, United States Department of State.

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