The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda’s 100 ‘top’ homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: ‘Hang Them’. Alongside their photos were the men’s names and addresses.
According to Julian Onziema, a rights activist, in the days since the story was published, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others are in hiding.
Onziema states that one person named in the story had stones thrown at his house by neighbours.
A lawmaker in this conservative African country introduced a bill a year ago that would have imposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts and life in prison for others. An international uproar ensued, and the bill was quietly shelved.
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