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Ugandan gay rights group has computers, member list stolen

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  1. This sounds scary I hope nothing befalls any of there members. :(

  2. Jock S. Trap 1 Aug 2011, 2:39pm

    A worry state of affairs, indeed.

    This is unacceptable, pressure needs to be put on these governments to stop their own people living in such fear.

  3. Staircase2 1 Aug 2011, 3:26pm

    Bless you FARUG

    You are doing a fantastic job and clearly these recent events pay testament to the work you do.

    There will come a time, I promise you, that the current situation in Uganda will be seen by history as a dark period of inhumanity – when brave groups like FARUG will be seen as the hero for upholding humanity in the face of cowardice and fear.

    Sending out all my love

    God Bless x

  4. And we think we have it bad…

    Give you some perspective – doesn’t it.

  5. Whilst I hope (perhaps naively) that the list of members was not the target and that the computers were stolen as valuable hardware in themselves and thus this has a less ulterior motive than could be the case, I suspect this is a very worrying chain of events

    Reminds us that we need to ensure that the Foreign Office, other govts and international agencies act to put full and appropriate pressure on Uganda including the possibility of stopping aid, sanctions etc

  6. paul canning 1 Aug 2011, 6:08pm

    Update:Uganda LGBT group believe ‘burglars’ were looking for member info. Quote: “These are not ordinary thieves”

  7. Rich (original) 1 Aug 2011, 11:36pm

    Allahu Akbar!

    1. Are you really so unbelievably stupid that you don’t know Uganda is principally a Christian country?
      (Answer: yes.)

  8. The gay rights group should always keep a back up of official data, you dont just put stuff on a computer that is important and not make cd and dvds of it. pay attention and get efficient, you dont leave all copy of our dvds, when their private and personal, in a public office, these people are family people your group is a familiy network you take copies of your freinds a family numbers and addreessses home and you notigy them to wear a take protection if they go out without a group around them , but usually always try and go out in mumbers and groups use protection mase spray and other things in your pockets if someone approaches and trys to pick a fight when more than one of you are together, your start and protect yourselves back take actions self defense, internation human rights and amnesty had better look into protecting these people and the uganda govermment arrests if they dont step in and stop the harrassmen they parlliment has to have arrrests made in it , ther involved

    1. Agree with carrie…Membership info in such a hostile enviroment as Uganda should be entered on a removable disk that can be taken from the location and kept in a safe place. Lets not disparage someone whose trying to make positive suggestions.

  9. @Rich

    Your inane comments are boring

    @ Carrie

    Thanks for the crime prevention adice

    Next …

  10. paul canning 2 Aug 2011, 4:40pm

    Police investigating now after pressure. Acid used ‘rare’, may be good lead. Group needs financial support for security, replace what was stolen

  11. This is a disturbing news. I hope the members take their security serious.

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