Ugandan Newspaper Reveals List Of Top 200 Homosexuals In The Country
konknaijaboy | On 26, Feb 2014
The Red Pepper tabloid published the names and some pictures in a front-page story under the headline: “EXPOSED!”
The list included prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Pepe Julian Onziema, who has repeatedly warned that the new law could spark violence.
There was also a popular Ugandan hip-hop star as well as a Catholic priest.
The new law punishes gay s*x with up to life in prison.
The bill originally proposed the death penalty for aggravated homosexuality, defined as repeated gay s*x between consenting adults and acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner was infected with HIV.
The law also calls for first-time offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in jail.
In signing the bill, Ugandan President said the measure was needed because the west was promoting homosexuality in Africa. He also accused careless western groups of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality.