Ugandan Man Faces Death Penalty For 'Aggravated Homosexuality'

A 20-year-old man faces the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality if he is convicted, according to Uganda's new anti-gay law that was implemented there on May 29, 2023, writes Jerry Chifamba for AllAfrica.

Uganda passed one of the most severe anti-LGBTI+ laws in the world in May 2023, defying criticism from western governments and human rights organisations.

A number of Ugandan government officials have been sanctioned by U.S. President Joe Biden's administration, following the passing of the new law.

Many other African countries too have beaten the anti-gay drum and the question remains, Why?


Gay pride flags (file photo).

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