Kidnaps, torture and house burning: New shock reports from gay Uganda

Published: May 12, 2014

Gay and lesbians are the targets of a ‘hunt’ in Uganda since the passing of a homophobic law, a report has said.

The research compiled by Sexual Minorities Uganda has found the number of recorded incidents have increased tenfold.

These include kidnappings, torture, attempted lynchings, mob violence, homes burned down, blackmail, lost jobs, arrests, evictions and suicides.

At least 25 people have reported to have fled from Uganda, seeking asylum in countries such as Kenya and Rwanda.

The gay rights activists have noted following the Red Pepper listing the ‘top 200 homosexuals’ after the bill was made law, several men and women were subsequently disowned by their family or assaulted in the street.

Several are facing prosecution.

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