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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 03:26

Scottish Member Of Parliament Humza Yousaf Would Like To Offer Asylum To LGBT Ugandan People

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Humza Yousaf


A Scottish member of Parliament asked the British government that the borders of Scotland be opened to all Ugandan LGBT people who would be persecuted by new anti-gay laws recently approved and signed by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni.

Humza Yousaf, a Scottish member of parliament and minister for external affairs, wrote a letter to UK Foreign Secretary William Hague urging him to "offer asylum to any Ugandans who feel threatened or persecuted by the legis­lation." He added, "Scotland will play her part in providing asylum for those seeking refuge from this draconian legislation," according to PolicyMic.

"The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda is a huge step back for equality and I have written to the UK Government asking it to make the strongest possible representations to the Government of Uganda," Yousaf wrote.

UK Foreign Secretary didn't answer the letter yet.


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