Wednesday, 15 February 2012 17:14

Ugandan LGBT Activists Forced To Stop A Meeting

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In Uganda, it would seem that the Minister for Ethics and Integrity forced LGBT activists to leave a hotel where they organized a meeting.

Amnesty International denounces in an official statement this kind of "scandalous attempt to prevent legal and peaceful activities of human rights defenders in Uganda".

The minister Simon Lokodo, accompanied by the police, thus threatened to use the force if the activists did not immediately leave the hotel pretexting that this meeting was illegal.

"The government of Uganda must protect all the citizens against threats, violence and harassing whatever their identity or their real or supposed sexual orientation," said Salil Shetty, general secretary of Amnesty International.

I point out that the "Kill the gays" bill is always of topicality. Currently, it was not voted but it is always studied.