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Uganda drops death penalty from anti-gay bill

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  1. I believe it when I see it.

    And could the possibility of loosing millions in aid have something to do with it?

    1. Even if this bill is shelved in its entirety homosexuality is an imprisonable offence in Uganda.

      Aid must be suspended in its entirety until homosexuality is decriminalised.

      Uganda is advertising the fact that it is a genocidal hellhole.

      Not a penny more should be sent there.

      1. With any luck they will get their aid money cancelled as a “Christmas Present”.

  2. The thread of aid wothdrawal probably had a lot to do with it. Aid should still be withheld while any draconian laws are in place regarding GLBT people. Life imprisonment as a homosexual in a Ugandan prison? It’s a death sentence in itself.

  3. barriejohn 23 Nov 2012, 1:54pm

    Did you mean “capital punishment”?

  4. Leonardo Ricardo 23 Nov 2012, 2:17pm

    Don’t worry Uganda, you make life so mierable for LGBT citizens, your brothers and sisters that we will just wish we were dead instead of sharing the planet with YOU! Nothing worse than christianlike hatedriven bigots at church.

    1. Dave North 23 Nov 2012, 2:22pm

      I love the way they bang on about preserving there “culture”.

      Don’t they realise the West IMPOSED christianity onto them

      Idiots.

      1. Preserving culture – a kind way of saying ‘stagnating in our violent filth and refusing to adapt’.

        1. Dave North 23 Nov 2012, 9:56pm

          And all while this Rebecca kadaga fills her pockets on the cash of the West.

          She fails to remember that the christian bible she is using to bash gay people is the same on that says that “we should not suffer a woman to speak”

          Hypocrisy of the highest order.

          1. And has she read the bit that says people of colour are “tainted” and suitable for enslavement.

  5. Cardinal Capone 23 Nov 2012, 2:42pm

    MP Medard Segona told the BBC “substantial amendments” had been made to the bill but said he was not allowed to reveal further details.

    Sounds suspiciously like BS.

    Even if it’s true the death penalty is gone it is still bad news for everyone on the human rights front, and any political enemy can be accused of attempted homosexuality, or of supporting gays. It’s a totally McCarthyite piece of legislation.

    1. This is the kind of McCarthyite witchhunt which is happening right now in Malaysia, if you feel threatened by the leader of the opposition, simply out him to the press regardless of whether it’s true or not.
      I certainly wouldn’t put it past the Ugandans.

  6. Oh, how incredibly liberal of them! Pff!

  7. And there’s this Gov breaking it’s own ‘promises’ on gay asylum seekers, esp’ from Africa/Mid East, and sending them back to this sort of threat and worse just because some judge or other doesn’t ‘believe’ the persons gay. (Ok ‘some’ might say they are to get asylum, though if they get it and the it turns out they’re ‘straight’, they’d surely be called in and refused again…)

  8. While most countries move towards enlightenment Uganda moves back towards the Dark Ages. It’s demoralising.

  9. I think cutting off any aid is the very least our government should do. Break off diplomatic relations and how about charges in the ICC against these animals. Also sanctions against their leaders (freezing assets etc). They would soon change their minds.

    1. Most of the anti-gay legislation comes from the British colonial times.

  10. Until homosexuality is fully decriminalised in Uganda, then that failed nation must not get a single penny in British aid.

    No ifs, ands or buts about it.

  11. “MP Medard Segona told the BBC “substantial amendments” had been made to the bill but said he was not allowed to reveal further details.”

    Not a penny more in aid to that dump until homosexuality is fully decriminalised.

  12. Garry Cassell 23 Nov 2012, 3:15pm

    Still no Aid until life is safe for the LGBT people of Uganda…sex is not a criminal act between people of consenting age…Time for the government to wake up to the facts of humanity and stop this control of people just for the sake of POWER…SHAME, SHAME SHAME…As a Canadian I will do everything I can to spread the word and STOP any form of AID to Uganda..

  13. A single step in the right direction….now the West has to exert some muscle and indicate that all Aid will be frozen until the entire Bill is dropped from Parliamentary business. The only way to deal with bullies is to hit them where it hurts….in this case the Treasury thus reducing the amount of corruption available to the fat cats in power. The same actually applies to all African countries showing the “Mugabe Effect”.

  14. Just seen on another website that this has not been dropped at all, perhaps PN can look into it?

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2-uganda-expert-death-penalty-has-not-been-dropped-from-kill-the-gays-bill/politics/2012/11/23/54469

  15. Came under Maine 23 Nov 2012, 4:11pm

    David Bahati and other members of the Ugandan crime syndicate will one day stand trial for crimes against their own people and humanity. End all international aid to Uganda and let Bahati and his murderous clique go and beg cash from the Christian Fundamentalists in the USA and see how far that gets them.

  16. “Preserving our culture” a euphemism for….look the other way while we carry on with the corruption, oh, and can you send more money now?

  17. We exported Christianity and look what happens with a belief in an imaginary being. The US Evangelists who’ve also been going over there to spread hate, fear and deliberate misinformation for decades about gay people should be getting life imprisonment in the US. As for Uganda, well, it’s for the international community to stop all aid. We have let them know that what they’re doing is not acceptable. Leave diplomatic doors open to re-educate them, but if they don’t change their stance, no more aid for them. We’ll only donate aid for gay awareness and to any gay political groups in Uganda. That should be our stance.

  18. GingerlyColors 24 Nov 2012, 6:48am

    Not only they should drop the death penalty from their Anti-Gay Bill, they should drop the Anti-Gay Bill altogether and drop all the other laws that criminalize homosexuality. In the meantime we should drop our foreign aid commitment to Uganda.

  19. Life imprisonment instead of capital punishment. How fair and civilized country. Now, pour your donations.

  20. Omar Kuddus 24 Nov 2012, 9:35pm

    It is now up to the International community, LGBT and Human Rights advocates and activists to put pressure on our representative governments, leaders and the United Nations to enforce strict sanctions on Uganda in the form of trade embargos and the stoppage of financial aid, to force the government to respect and uphold Ugandan LGBT citizens UDHR and basic Human Rights.It is only via financial sanctions (and the US in particular to stop giving Uganda the half a billion dollars in aid) that this abomination against fellow LGBTs shall be stopped.

    Diplomacy and words have shown that they do not work but hitting these corrupt politicians in Uganda where it hurts – their pocket will.

    It is up to us, not to petition the Ugandan President Museveni of Uganda, Ugandan Parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Members of the Parliament, (or to try and appeal to their sense of morality {which they doe not posses} or humanity) but their pocket which needs to be done by petitioning OUR leaders, to do

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