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Reports: two gay men arrested in Uganda

Mon 17 Mar 2014 In: International News

There are reports two Ugandan men are the first to be arrested under Uganda’s harshly homophobic laws, after being caught having sex in a hotel room. The reports claim a worker at the hotel called police after hearing ‘loud moans’ after they checked in. Police arrived, handcuffed them and took them away. Under the new law, anyone caught having gay sex multiple times can be imprisoned for life. Gay Star News reports the witch hunt atmosphere that has been whipped up by the legislation has also resulted in suspected gay Ugandans being evicted from their homes. Gay rights activists and supportive politicians are not giving up however, and are trying to get the courts to stop police officers from arresting suspected homosexuals, as well as a ban on the names of ‘suspected gay men and women’ from being published in the media.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 17th March 2014 - 9:31am

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