A man reads the “Rolling Stone” newspaper in Kampala that published names and photos of homosexuals and encouraged authorities to “hang them.”
In a horrific witch hunt, violent assaults against gays have followed publication in an Ugandan newspaper of an article headlined “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak.” The paper, called “Rolling Stone,” said it plans to continue to publish the names of gay individuals.
Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda, and a draconian anti-homosexuality bill is awaiting action in parliament.
So watch as we begin a series of our own: “Newspapers in Uganda That Will Stoop to Anything to Fan Hatred, Boost Circulation.” —JCL
Several people have been attacked in Uganda after a local newspaper published their names and photos, saying they were homosexual, an activist has told the BBC.
Frank Mugisha said one woman was almost killed after her neighbours started throwing stones at her house.
He said most of those whose names appeared in Uganda’s Rolling Stone paper had been harassed.