Gay refugee claim accepted
Posted on October 1, 2008
Filed Under Gay News Blog
TORONTO — A gay Ugandan man — one of 150 mostly HIV-positive delegates who remained in Toronto after an International Aids Conference — was declared a refugee by a board yesterday.
Ismail Mulawa, 30, appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board in downtown Toronto and told member Tom Pinkney it is illegal to be gay in Uganda and he faces life in jail if forced to go home.
Mulawa said he’ll be arrested at the airport and taken to jail on arrival in Kampala.
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