Armed police in Nigeria. Some parts of the country stone gay people to death.

Outcry against Britain's gay deportations goes global

Gay rights campaigners across the world pile pressure on Theresa May to suspend all deportations of gay and lesbian asylum seekers until a review into the Home Office rules is completed

The decision to prevent researchers speaking to prisoners is thought to have been made at a ministerial level

Grayling accused of obstructing prison sex inquiry

Chris Grayling facing questions over his record as lord chancellor, after sources tell he appeared to personally intervene in a prison sex inquiry

Pussy Riot on trial

'In prison books become the air': Pussy Riot joins campaign against prisoner book ban

Pussy Riot and other cultural figures urge Chris Grayling to end his ban on prisoners being sent books, as the campaign against the policy goes global

The battle for St George's Day

The battle for St George's Day

David Cameron and Alex Salmond each issue an appeal to England, as both men use St George's Day to score political points


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