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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Oh No. Ugandan Paper Publishes List Of The Country's 'Top 200 Homosexuals.

                                A Ugandan tabloid has printed a list of the country's 'top 200' homosexuals the days after a new bill was signed punishing gay sex with up to life in jail
A Ugandan newspaper has published a list of the country's 'top 200' homosexuals a day after the president enacted harsh anti-gay legislation. The Red Pepper, a Ugandan tabloid, ran the names of 200 people it claims are homosexuals, including several who have not previously come out as gay, under the headline 'EXPOSED!' The list includes prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Pepe Julian Onziema, as well as a popular Ugandan hip-hop star and a Catholic priest.
The news comes on the day after Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which punishes 'aggravated homosexual' with life in prison.    
                                In 2010 a now-defunct Ugandan paper Rolling Stone - which has no affiliation with the Us magazine - published a similar expose

                                       The intial paper that published the names in 2010
Few Ugandans identify themselves publicly as gay, and the tabloid's publication of alleged homosexuals recalls a similar list published in 2010. A prominent Ugandan gay activist, David Kato, was killed after the Rolling Stone newspaper - which has no affiliation with the American magazine - called for him to be hanged.
In 2011 the then-editor said he had 'no regrets' over the article, as it was exposing wrongdoing. A Ugandan judge later condemned the outing of homosexuals in a country where gays face severe discrimination, saying it amounted to an invasion of privacy. Today Jacqueline Kasha, a well-known Ugandan lesbian activist who is among those listed in the Red Pepper story, tweeted: 'The media witch hunt is back.' The bill originally proposed the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality,' defined as repeated gay sex between consenting adults and acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner is infected with HIV. The law also calls for first-time offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in jail. In signing the bill, Museveni said the measure is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa, rejecting international criticism as interference in Uganda's internal affairs. Museveni accused 'arrogant and careless Western groups' of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality. Publishing these peoples names is a no no, not like i condone Homosexuality even i abhor it but witch-hunting them isnt right. DM.

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