House of Lords protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
Supporters of a lesbian asylum seeker who faces deportation to Uganda are holding a protest outside the House of Lords this afternoon.
She claims to have been forced into an arranged marriage and has received death threats in Uganda.
Sexual Minorities Uganda and the UK-based African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group are both supporting her case.
A protest will take place outside the House of Lords at Westminster between 2pm-4pm on Thursday afternoon.
Ms Asaba has been told to prepare for immediate deportation on Saturday 24 May.
In March, Home Secretary Theresa May announced a review into the handling of LGBT asylum cases.
Uganda is notorious for its widespread homophobic persecution.
For the first time lesbians in Uganda are now subject to the law as well.
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