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1.04.2011

Uganda High Court finds anti-gay discrimination, enjoins paper

Uganda has received a good deal of attention since anti-homosexual legislation was proposed in parliament in 2009. Though the legislation has still not been passed, the environment for gays in Uganda remains by all accounts harrowing. Today, the High Court ruled that a newspaper story which listed the names and addresses of homosexuals under the headline "Hang Them" violated constitutional rights, and issued an injunction against the paper.

--TG

1 comment:

  1. Just to underline how nasty the newspaper story in question was, the full headline read: "Hang Them; They Are After Our Kids!! Pictures of Uganda's Top 100 Homos Leak" [sic; double exclamation marks in original]

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