There was also a popular Ugandan hip-hop star as well as a Catholic priest.
Gay “Hit List” Published in Ugandan Tabloid
Onziema said he had counted up to six arrests and that more than a dozen gay Ugandans had fled the country since December over safety concerns. We told you Monday about Uganda's president signing a controversial bill that makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. Well, a day later, a Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it calls the country's "top" homosexuals. The Associated Press is also reporting on the story, and notes that "the tabloid's publication of alleged homosexuals recalled a similar list published in by a now-defunct tabloid that called for the execution of gays," and added:.
He also warned Washington could cut aid to the East African government. Tuesday 25 February Red Pepper published its list under the headline " Exposed! He rejected widespread international criticism of the law as interference in Uganda's internal affairs. Police spokesman Patrick Onyango said no homosexuals have been arrested since the president signed the bill but at least two had been taken into custody since politicians passed the bill last December. A Ugandan judge condemned the list, saying it amounted to an invasion of privacy. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.