Ugandan LGBT Meeting Raided

A meeting for LGBT activists was declared illegal and shut down by the Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo. The meeting , which was organised by rights group Freedom and Roam Uganda, was held in the in the town of Entebbe on February 14. The Minister also threatened the arrest of the group’s organiser, human right award winning activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera.

The raid on the meeting came days after MP David Bahati reintroduced a a bill that would increase penalities for gay sex to life imprisonment, with the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ –acts including homosexual acts with persons with disabilities, when living with HIV or ‘serial’ offences.

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