Uganda Gays Face Life In Jail Under Tough New Law
Defying U.S. warnings, Ugandan President Yoweir Museveni signed a tough new anti-gay bill that toughens already strict legislation against homosexuals on Monday. Life imprisonment could now be on the table for anyone convicted of having gay sex, with first-time offenders facing 14 years in jail, according to drafts of the report seen by The Associated Press. The final bill has not been published. It will also make it a crime to promote gay activity, and to fail to report someone for breaking the new law, again according to drafts.
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