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Uganda: Fear for Safety/ Harassment

, Index number: AFR 59/007/2006

On 8 September, the Ugandan newspaper Red Pepper published a list of 13 women they claim are lesbians. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Uganda, and Amnesty International believes that making such allegations against these women may put them in danger. The article called for people to name other women suspected of being lesbians in order to "rid our motherland of the deadly vice"..

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