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UN SOGI SUPPORT PROGRAMS - Access in the 76 Countries That Execute, Imprison, Persecute and Torture

Updated: Dec 16, 2022



From: Julian Punch [email supplied]

Sent: Monday, November 15, 2021 3:11 PM


To: Victor Madrigal; Victor Madrigal-Borloz personal (email supplied)


Subject: FW: UN SOGI Support Programs - RCT Inc. Submission


On Fri, Nov 25, 2022, 7:09 AM Julian Punch wrote:


Dear Victor, I am most disturbed by the continued lack of response to our organisation's submission.


The issue is now being taken up in Australia by national SOGI migration and human rights groups, and as a collective. This is such a desperate life and death issue for countless numbers of voiceless SOGI people in the 76 countries seeking information and advice on a pathway to freedom and safety - it is a growing scandal, as are the reports of corruption in the processing of humanitarian and protection visas in a number of the 76 Countries that execute, imprison, persecute, and torture SOGI people. Again I seek a reassurance that you are taking measures to address the issue. We also seek a meeting point with us in a neutral venue, when you come to Australia to address the Sydney World Pride Human Rights Conference. My sincerity in seeking these reassurances should not be in question. To gain an understanding of the culture and environment of terror for these people in the 76 countries, I have personally visited Bangladesh now on seven or eight occasions.


In order to co-ordinate and represent our organisation's efforts, RCT Inc. has established a sub-committee of SOGI people country representatives in the countries as a self-determined peer group.


Because of the safety implications of the careless or deliberate release of the names or details of LGBTIQ+ people we are supporting in the 76 countries that imprison or execute them, I have no financial resources apart from my own trust savings to use in this work. As I have said to you, now I am prepared to go anywhere at any time to support the submission. Yours faithfully, Julian Punch

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