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Sweden: Married Ugandan men victims of ‘lottery’ asylum system

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 29 Jan 2013, 6:52pm

    Disgraceful, a gay married couple and one may have to leave Sweden and return to an unknown fate in Uganda, possibly death? Sounds like our Home Office policy. Just keep a low profile and nothing will happen to you. Appalling!

  2. It’s extremely distressing to read of this case. First because I thought of Sweden as a pretty liberal country. I light of the recent publicity around the world regarding the “Kill the gays” bill in Uganda.

    Reading the editorial alone, it is apparent that this couple has a history together. The involvement of one in his local LGBT groups, and the physical evidence of scars on the other lend credibility to their claim.

    I hope their asylum appeal is successful and they can stay in Sweden. To read of the death of either of these two men should they be forced to return to Uganda would be disturbing. PN readers know from previous articles this happens… it shouldn’t because a humanitarian country has an obligation to protect people from these atrocities.

  3. As someone who has long admired Sweden’s record on human rights and democracy I am shocked by this.

    There still seems to be a lack of basic understanding of what much of the world is like.

  4. Christopher in Canada 29 Jan 2013, 10:39pm

    John Lennon’s IMAGINE becomes more powerful the older I get.

  5. Nebaioth Talemwa 30 Jan 2013, 9:59am

    If you ever investigates the stories of these ‘gay’ asylum seekers, you would be surprised. Many of them are so well rehearsed you would believe them 100%. Unfortunately the claims are taken as they are by foreigners. You have heard of fake marriages by Ugandans in the UK? These reports are laughable in Uganda because they cannot be proved.

  6. Maybe he should have claimed he’s a muslim fanatic on his application as it seems that those are more welcome in Europe.

  7. No it is bad Uganda is trying to pass the kill gay bill . If he is sent back he would be imprisoned and he certainly would not be able to apply to be with his loved one.

    Sweden like the rest of the world can help to put pressure on Uganda and Nigeria who persecutes their gays and lesbians with (potential) death bill (Uganda) and imprisonment

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