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LGBTQ+ Activists Are Fleeing Jordan for Their Safety, a New Report Says

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023
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Intelligence operatives in Jordan are intimidating LGBTQ+ activists with threats of state violence, according to a new report by the international watchdog group Human Rights Watch. The HRW report, released on Tuesday, contains details from 15 Jordanians who say they have been targeted by the government’s General Intelligence Department (GID) and Preventative Security agency, because of their direct or indirect involvement in LGBTQ+ activism. (The subjects were not identified by name to protect their anonymity.) The widespread intimidation campaign has resulted in the abrupt shutdown or cancellation of multiple LGBTQ+...

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