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Ugandan appeal: Police probe of disputed, alleged murders

22 Aug

76 CRIMES

Leaders of LGBT rights groups in Uganda have asked Ugandan police to investigate reports that seven LGBT people have been stoned to death or burned alive in rural sections of the country in recent weeks.

Kampala-based LGBT organizations believe that the reports are untrue.

Logo of the Friends New Underground Railroad Logo of the Friends New Underground Railroad

The reports came from the Friends New Underground Railroad (FNUR), an organization operating in the United States and East Africa that was founded to help endangered LGBT people in Uganda who wanted to leave the country.

FNUR said that three gay men, two lesbians and a transgender person were stoned by a mob during the week of Aug. 11. Five of them died from the stoning, while the sixth survived briefly until doused in kerosene and set on fire, FNUR said. In a separate incident elsewhere in Uganda, FNUR said, a 28-year-old gay man was attacked by another mob…

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4 Comments

Posted by on August 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Ugandan appeal: Police probe of disputed, alleged murders

  1. Tom Janus

    August 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I will say, that this is an interesting article, yet now I’m not sure what to believe….

     
    • D.C.

      August 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      I know right!

       
  2. aguywithoutboxers

    August 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Great re-blog, DC! Good eye! Much love and naked hugs! 🙂

     
    • D.C.

      August 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks! Naked hugs 🙂

       

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