Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

2014-02-25 10:38

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Kampala - A Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals the day after the country's president signed a harsh anti-gay law.

The Red Pepper tabloid published the names — and some pictures — in a front-page story under the headline: "EXPOSED!"

The list included prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Pepe Julian Onziema, who has repeatedly warned that Uganda's new anti-gay law could spark violence against homosexuals.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday enacted the bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in jail — a measure criticized as draconian in a country where homosexuality already had been criminalised.

Ugandan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said no homosexuals have been arrested since Museveni signed the bill.

- AP
Read more on:    yoweri museveni  |  uganda  |  gay rights  |  east africa
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