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Uganda: Further information: Anti-Homosexuality Bill not passed

, Index number: AFR 59/011/2011

The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill has not been passed. Parliament completed its business on 13 May 2011 without discussing the bill.

Further information on UA: 134/11 Index: AFR 59/011/2011 Uganda Date: 13 May 2011
URGENT ACTION
UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL NOT PASSED
The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill has not been passed. Parliament completed its business
on 13 May 2011 without discussing the bill.
If passed, the Anti-Homosexuality Law would have entrenched discrimination and hatred against those who are, or
who are believed to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The law would have introduced the death penalty for
the offence of “aggravated homosexuality. It would have punished those who do not report violations of the bill’s
provisions within 24 hours, and criminalized the “promotion” of homosexuality.
Parliament convened on 13 May 2011, but was officially declared dissolved with no legislative business discussed.
New Members of Parliament will be sworn in next week following general elections in February 2011 and a new
Parliament will be convened.
Amnesty International will continue to monitor the situation very closely.
Thank you very much to all those who sent appeals. No further action is requested
This is the first update of UA 134/11. Further information: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/AFR59/010/2011/en
FU on UA: 134/11 Index: AFR 59/011/2011 Issue Date: 13 May 2011

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