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Ugandan Men to Go on Trial for Homosexuality

UgandaThe Guardian is reporting that two Ugandan men will go to trial next month accused of violating the country’s anti-homosexuality laws

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that they had sufficient evidence against Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, who denied the charges when they first appeared in court earlier this year. They have been held in Luziro prison in Kampala since December.

Mukisa, 24, a businessman, was charged with "having sexual knowledge of a person against the order of nature" and Mukasa, 19, with permitting a person to have sexual knowledge of him against the order of nature.

While the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law punishes first-time offenders with 14 years in jail, Mukisa and Mukasa have been charged under the 1950 Penal Code Act which prescribes life imprisonment for persons found guilty of homosexual acts. 

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  1. What a sad, backwards country. Things must be going great for the country if this is all they have to worry about...

    Posted by: Will | Apr 19, 2014 9:54:08 AM


  2. Truly horrifying.

    It shows just how obsessed these 'lawmakers' are with the mechanics of gay sex that the language of the law requires identifying who is the bottom and who is the top.

    It is like time-traveling back to Victorian times.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Apr 19, 2014 11:14:24 AM


  3. Were Ugandan gays better off under that nut job, Idi Amin ?
    What a phucked up little hole of a country.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 19, 2014 12:46:24 PM


  4. "While the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law punishes first-time offenders with 14 years in jail, Mukisa and Mukasa have been charged under the 1950 Penal Code Act which prescribes life imprisonment for persons found guilty of homosexual acts. "

    Wait. What?

    Talk about that some more.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 19, 2014 3:51:41 PM


  5. The link to the Guardian's article is: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/17/ugandan-men-trial-homosexuality-charges

    Posted by: coxygru | Apr 20, 2014 2:43:41 AM


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