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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Gay arrests in Uganda condemned

BBC reports:
Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly condemned the arrest of three homosexual rights activists at a Ugandan Aids conference. Amnesty said it was concerned for the safety of those arrested because of a "history of harassment and degrading treatment" of gays by the police. A police spokesman said they could face charges of criminal trespass. But Amnesty UK director Kate Allen called for their immediate release. "We consider these three to be prisoners of conscience, detained for their peaceful activism," she said. MORE

Many Ugandans oppose gay rights (pictured).

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