UN experts urge greater protection for LGBTI people in detention

On the occasion of the International Day for the Victims of Torture 2016, a group of Human Rights experts from UN called on the member States to put more efforts to prevent torture and degrading treatment on LGBTI people which are in state of detention.

GENEVA (23 June 2016) – “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons face multiple and extreme forms of violence and discrimination, including torture and ill-treatment, and this is exacerbated when they are deprived of their liberty, for example in prisons where they are often subjected to abuse both by fellow inmates and staff,” said Sir Malcolm Evans, Chair of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture.