Alarming news from Uganda…
A recent upsurge in violence is targeting LGBTI people in Uganda. The legal aid organization HRAPF (the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum) reported:
HRAPF notes with concern that there are ongoing homophobic attacks against LGBTI persons. So far, five people have been attacked in a space of six days and beaten badly. All of them are known activists. The motive behind these attacks is still unclear.
As HRAPF we are doing all we can to get to the bottom of this issue. We appeal to the public to refrain from such stigmatisation and discrimination that fuels these attacks. The relevant institutions should take responsibility to address the situation.
HRAPF is doing everything possible to ensure that justice is served and that LGBTI persons in Uganda live in safe conditions.
To the LGBTI community, please keep safe and be vigilant. We stay with you, and we fight with you…
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