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Worry for LGBT/Gay activists as Ugandan gov’t moves to close NGO’s

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Worry for LGBT/Gay activists as Ugandan gov’t moves to close NGO’s

Summary: Abubaker Kaluma is among the many Gay rights activists who have been missing for many years. His friends believe that his life is in danger.

KAMPALA – Uganda is planning to suspend the operations of 54 non-governmental organizations, a move that individuals and stakeholders have called anti- human rights and political.

It is understood that several LGBT rights learning NGOs will be affected and the move to trim down organizations intensifies.

The suspensions are ordered for a range of reasons, including non-compliance with regulations which require NGOs and other groups not to be involved in politics.

A source revealed that the move will affecting victims of LGBT persecution throwing darkness on the future of LGBT persecution who are in the country and those who usually get deported upon being denied asylum.

Victims in trouble

Abubaker Kaluma is among the many Gay rights activists who have been missing for many years. Kaluma and his wife who privately owned a Pharmacy that used sell medicine  to Gay youths on Entebbe road is presumed to have sought for asylum in Europe.

Minister of Ethics and integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo

Minister of Ethics and integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo

A source who seeks anonymity says that Kaluma and many others who are like him will be facing trouble in case they get arrested or deported back to Uganda.

It should be recalled that on November 12th -2019, 67 persons were arrested and charged following a raid on a gay friendly bar in Kampala.

A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack.

The 67 – who were among 127 arrested at Ram Bar, in the capital, Kampala, still rot in jail and a few had been helped by several NGO’s.

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