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Ugandan outing of homosexuals 'chilling': activists
« on: September 09, 2006, 08:59:41 AM »
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The decision by a Ugandan newspaper to publish the names and locations of alleged homosexuals could lead to a government crackdown against them, a human rights group warns.

Human Rights Watch issued a release Friday, calling that development "chilling" and urging strong action in a country which the group charges has long been a place where lesbians and gays have been stigmatized and harassed by officials.   "For years, President Yoweri Museveni’s government routinely threatens and vilifies lesbians and gays, and subjects sexual-rights activists to harassment," said Jessica Stern, researcher in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program of Human Rights Watch.


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Ugandan outing of homosexuals 'chilling': activists
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006, 09:37:35 AM »
This is all I can think of at the moment.

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Ugandan outing of homosexuals 'chilling': activists
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006, 10:10:10 AM »
Museveni (and his dreadful wife) are pretty socially conservative (or happy to enforce socially conservative values for others). They have been happy supporters of White House aid schemes that are dependent on abstinence promotion, eg.

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Re: Ugandan outing of homosexuals 'chilling': activists
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 06:27:02 AM »
Here is a report from the Guardian about the funeral of David Kato in Uganda. He is what they term a 'gay activist' and had just 'won' a court challenge against a newspaper that had called for him to be hanged for his homosexuality.
 
The preacher at the service, Anglican pastor Thomas Musoke launched into an antigay tirade during the service. (Where do they find these winners?  :confused ) - He had to be shut up and hustled out by Kato's supporters.
 
Internationally a letter from President Obama was read saying that Kato was: "powerful advocate for fairness and freedom" . Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned the killing as has Hillary Clinton.  Williams is urging the British government to allow a lesbian that has taken refuge in England to be allowed to remain rather than be deported.
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His murder came as a lesbian due to be deported from Britain to Uganda said she feared she would be killed if forced to return. Brenda Namigadde – who fled Uganda in 2003 after being threatened over her relationship with her Canadian partner – is being held at Yarl's Wood detention centre.

Two quick points: 1) the mourners quickly dispersed after the service fearing violence from the locals over their orientation, and 2) they are calling from an honest investigation into the death - even as the government subverts any sincere look by announcing that robbery was the motive.
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