28 February 2014

Uganda: U.S. Kampala Embassy Says Won't Deny Anti-Gay Supporters Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala has distanced itself from SMS messages claiming it will deny visas to Ugandans who support the tough Anti-homosexuality law recently signed by President Yoweri Museveni.

"It has been brought to our attention that an unknown party claiming to be from the U.S. Embassy in Kampala is sending fake SMS messages alleging that Ugandans will be denied visas if they support the recently pass Anti-Homosexuality Act. This is false!" said a statement sent by the U.S. mission Information Assistant, Peter Eriki.

"There has been no change to U.S. visa policy, which is made in strict accordance to U.S. law. No one will be denied visas based on their beliefs or views," the statement added.

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