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David Bahati MP

  • 15th January 2010

    UN human rights chief calls on Uganda to shelve anti-gay bill 8

    The UN urged Uganda to drop the anti-gay bill

    4:46 PM — The United Nations called on Uganda to scrap a bill which could execute and imprison gay people. Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said today that the proposed legislation was "draconian" and "blatantly discriminatory".

  • 24th December 2009

    Ethics minister says Uganda’s death penalty for gays will be ditched 49

    James Nsaba Buturo said the death penalty would be ditched

    11:26 AM — The Ugandan minister for ethics and integrity has suggested that the country will ditch its plans to execute gays in favour of life imprisonment. James Nsaba Buturo said this would allow authorities to rehabilitate gays.

  • 22nd December 2009

    Ugandan President threatens to reject homophobic bill 28

    US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to reject the bill

    3:00 PM — The President of Uganda has threatened to veto the a controversial new bill that could see homosexuals sentenced to the death penalty or lifetime imprisonment. US newspaper DC Agenda claims that President Yoweri Museveni pledged to US secretary of state for African affairs Jonnie Carson on two separate occasions that he would reject the bill currently making its way through parliament.

  • 21st December 2009

    Christian leader supports death penalty for gays 87

    Christian Voice opposes abortion, homosexuality, no-fault divorce and safer sex education. Additionally it supports the death penalty and does not recognise the concept of marital rape

    12:06 PM — A far right Christian group has urged fellow Christians to support Uganda's proposed law that would make homosexuality punishable by death. The law would impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex with a minor or disabled person or someone infected with HIV.

  • 19th December 2009

    US Assistant Secretary of State condemns Uganda’s proposed anti-gay laws 4

    Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

    12:43 AM — The USA's Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs has said that it is urging Ugandan politicians to block a proposed law that would impose life imprisonments of gay people, arguing that it would set back the fight against HIV/ AIDS.

  • 18th December 2009

    Ugandan parliament to debate anti-gay bill today 15

    Uganda's parliament will debate the bill today

    12:40 PM — Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill will be discussed in the country's parliament today. It is thought that this debate will follow a second reading and a vote will be taken in January after a third reading.

  • 17th December 2009

    BBC ditches ‘Should homosexuals be executed?’ debate title after complaints 43

    The two different titles of the debate

    12:54 AM — Following outrage across the web, the BBC has renamed a premoderated debate on its 'Have Your Say' website from "Should homosexuals face execution?" to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" Politicians from all the main parties have expressed revulsion at the BBC's handling of the debate.

  • 16th December 2009

    BBC defends debate on gay executions in Uganda 40

    BBC editors said the question was "challenging"

    7:24 PM — BBC editors have defended allowing online readers to debate whether gays in Uganda should be executed. The discussion, on the broadcaster's Have Your Say feature, asked: "Should homosexuals face execution?"

  • Twitter users furious at BBC gay debate 40

    The debate is on the BBC's Have Your Say site

    4:19 PM — Twitter users are complaining about a debate on the BBC's website which asks 'Should homosexuals be executed?'. It appears on the Have Your Say debate boards.

  • Rwanda to vote on criminalising homosexuality 31

    Prison terms of up to ten years could be imposed

    11:11 AM — Rwanda's lower house will reportedly vote today on a revision to the penal code which would criminalise homosexuality. It would impose prison sentences of five to ten years, or fines higher than the average yearly wage.

  • 14th December 2009

    UN officials says Uganda may lose AIDS research centre 5

    Uganda could lose the AIDS research institute

    7:12 PM — Uganda may lose the chance to host a major AIDS research institution if its parliament passes a bill against homosexuality, a United Nations official has said.

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