Sign This Petition Against Uganda Death Penalty for Homosexuality
Hat tip: Clive
*Uganda to legislate 'death penalty' for Homosexuals!*
Dear Friends and Activists,
Please see below a petition for our Ugandan brothers and sisters and against the 'Anti-Homosexuality Bill'.
A draft of the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" was introduced by Ndorwa West MP, David Bahati on October 14, 2009.
Paragraph 3 of the draft bill sets out provisions on what it names as "aggravated homosexuality," which will incur the death penalty, contradicting the global trend toward a moratorium on the use of the death penalty.
Homosexuality is already a crime in Uganda (introduced into the penal code by the British), but the Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Dr. James Nsaba Buturo has been complaining that the law is inadequate to curb homosexuality that is reported to be on the increase in Uganda.
I trust you may be able to sign the petition and circulate around
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Uganda: 'Anti-Homosexuality' Bill Threatens Liberties and Human Rights Defenders
"This draft bill is clearly an attempt to divide and weaken civil society by striking at one of its most marginalized groups"
Human Rights Watch, October 15, 2009