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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill

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Elijah Amooti
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill
Posted on: February 24 2014, 11:27 am


The bill would allow life imprisonment for acts of "aggravated homosexuality" and make it a crime not to report gay people
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Uganda's president has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people and criminalising those who do not report them.

A government spokesman said President Yoweri Museveni wanted to assert Uganda's "independence in the face of Western pressure".

US President Barack Obama has cautioned the bill would be a backward step.

The president had previously agreed to put the bill on hold pending US scientific advice.

Homosexual acts are already illegal in Ugand

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