And the reactions continue! Proof again that this isn’t right/correct/human!!!
Uganda: Rights and freedoms under attack with new legislation
Posted by Melanie Nathan
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT
AI Index: AFR 59/005/2014 24 February 2014
President Yoweri Museveni’s approval by assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act confirms the Ugandan government’s increasing use of legislation to diminish fundamental rights and freedoms secured under Uganda’s Constitution and in regional and international laws, Amnesty International said today.
“Human rights defenders, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, are the biggest victims of shrinking civil, political and social space in Uganda, with the government using new legislation and draconian measures to silence these groups”, said Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director.
The Anti-Homosexuality Act imposes penalties as high as life imprisonment for people engaging in consensual same-sex sexual activity, and contravenes the rights guaranteed in Uganda’s Constitution and in regional and international human rights mechanisms which Uganda is a party to, including…
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