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London: Embassy protest planned against Uganda’s anti-gay law

December 7, 2012

A rally is due to take place on Monday 10 December outside the High Commission of Uganda in Trafalgar Square, central London, to protest against the country’s pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Currently under consideration by the Ugandan Parliament, the bill stipulates the death penalty for repeat homosexual offenders and severe prison terms for many other aspects of gay life, behaviour and LGBT human rights advocacy.

Last month, Ugandan parliamentary Speaker Rebecca Kadaga promised to bring a vote on the proposed law before Christmas.

Contrary to some reports, the death penalty clause has not been removed from the bill.

The protest, which starts at midday, is due to coincide with International Human Rights Day.

According to human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, Monday’s protest is to “stand in solidarity with Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people against the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill”.

The event is being organised by the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development.

Earlier this week, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Uganda to scrap the bill and declared it was “unjust”.

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