Ugandan tabloid ‘exposes top 200 homos’ one day after harsh anti-gay law signed
A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has published a list of the “200 top” gay people, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill imposing life sentences for those imprisoned for being gay.
The law calls for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and makes it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay.
Lesbians are covered by the bill for the first time.
The Red Pepper newspaper on Tuesday featured a front-page story under the headline “EXPOSED”. The list of 200 people features prominent gay rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema, a hip-hop artist and a Catholic priest.
It nodded to a 2011 report by a now closed newspaper which called for the execution of gay people.