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Taipei activists
protest to end Nicaraguan homophobia

Taipei activists
protest to end Nicaraguan homophobia

Gay activists in Taipei protested outside a Nicaraguan embassy in their city as part of an international campaign against the Latin American country's sodomy law.

The campaign, helmed by Amnesty International Mexico, calls on groups around the world to fight homophobia.

Emily Wu, an Amnesty International Taiwan member, said in the Taipei Times that Nicaragua is the only Latin American country with a law that prohibits sex between people of the same sex. "That is not only a violation of the Nicaraguan constitution, but also of international human rights."

The nation enacted a sodomy law in 1992, stating that "anyone who induces, promotes, propagandizes, or practices sexual intercourse between persons of the same sex commits the crime of sodomy and shall incur one to three years' imprisonment." (The Advocate)

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