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2010.03.01

500 000 signatures contre le projet de loi ougandais "Kill the gays"

La pétition mondiale contre le projet de loi ougandais "Kill the gays" a été déposé au parlement Ougandais, avec plus de 500 000 signatures. Le président aurait assuré qu'une attention sérieuse sera accordée à la demande.

Petition against Anti-Gay Bill Delivered to Ugandan Parliament

Alisha Ryu,  Nairobi, Voice of America News, 2010.03.01

Critics say bill's passage could set precedent for other African countries, which have criminalized homosexuality, homosexual behavior in recent years

Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda, a crime punishable by as long as 14 years in prison.  But Uganda's parliamentary committee is now reviewing a bill that contains provisions for the death penalty for some homosexual acts, fines and jail terms for some citizens who do not report homosexual activity, and 7-year prison terms for anyone who aids or abets homosexual activities, including HIV/AIDS service workers.

Homosexuality is illegal in more than 30 African countries, and international human rights activists say gays, lesbians, and bisexual people are under increasing attack in many parts of the continent, often on religious grounds.

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