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Twenty LGBT people in Uganda have sued authorities for alleged torture in prison after their arrest during coronavirus lockdown. In late March authorities arrested the gay and bisexual men and four trans women at a shelter in Kampala where they were staying. Harrowing footage showed the men whipped, interrogated, searched and publicly shamed during the …

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Police in Uganda have arrested around 120 LGBTIQ people in a raid on a bar known as a safe haven for the queer community in the African country. The raid happened at the RAM Bar late on Sunday night in Uganda’s capital Kampala, during a weekly LGBTIQ gathering at the venue. Armed police herded bar …

uganda president Yoweri Museveni kill the gays death penalty bill legislation

Sixteen men in Uganda have been arrested and charged on suspicion of gay sex, punishable with life in prison. The men were taken into custody on Monday at a meeting of a local NGO and later subjected them to “degrading and inhumane” forced anal exams, local activists said. Local group Let’s Walk Uganda claimed a …

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A lesbian seeking asylum in the US after being bashed over her sexuality in Uganda may be deported back there by the Trump Administration. The lesbian woman has told Rolling Stone about the violence she faced in her home country and her efforts to seek asylum in the US. The woman said she knew she …

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Human rights groups want a thorough investigation into the brutal murder of an LGBTIQ activist in Uganda, as some in the African nation push for the death penalty for homosexuality. Paralegal and activist Brian Wasswa, who identified as gay and gender-nonconforming, was attacked this month at his home in the east Ugandan city of Jinja. …

Uganda spokesperson Ofwono Opondo kill the gays death penalty bill

A Ugandan government spokesperson tweeted Saturday that the government would not introduce a “kill the gays” law to parliament. Last week the Ugandan Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo said the government intended to resurrect the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act. That bill, known colloquially as the ‘Kill the gays’ bill, threatened people convicted of homosexuality …