UGANDA ENACTS HARSH ANTI-LGBTQ LAW INCLUDING DEATH PENALTY

One of the world’s toughest anti-LGBTQ laws have been signed by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.The new law include the death penalty for homosexuality, drawing Western condemnation and risking sanctions from aid donors.

Same-sex relations were already illegal in Uganda, as in more than 30 African countries, but the new law goes further.

It stipulates capital punishment for “serial offenders” against the law and transmission of a terminal illness like HIV/AIDS through gay sex. It also decrees a 20-year sentence for “promoting” homosexuality.

Reacting to the development, the United States President Joe Biden called it “Corruption” when he said ; “We are considering additional steps, including the application of sanctions and restriction of entry into the United States against anyone involved in serious human rights abuses or corruption”.

” Washington would evaluate the implications of the law “on all aspects of U.S. engagement with Uganda.” he added.

Uganda receives billions of dollars in foreign aid each year and could now face adverse measures from donors and investors, as happened with a similar bill nine years ago.

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