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2 LGBTI defendants win their freedom in Uganda

A Ugandan judge has dismissed homosexuality-related charges against two LGBTI defendants who had been forced to appear in court four times since their arrest in January. Each time the case was adjourned after the  prosecution failed to produce any witnesses against them. Again today, no prosecution witnesses appeared in court. But this time Magistrate Lilian … Continue reading

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Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law

Uganda’s Constitutional Court today threw out the country’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act on the grounds that it was passed illegally without a quorum of parliament. Fridah Mutesi, a plaintiffs’ attorney, stated: “History has been made today in Uganda when the panel of five justices of appeal unanimously agreed with our submissions that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, … Continue reading

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In Ugandan court, ‘tomorrow is the big day’

Judges in the Ugandan Constitutional Court have scheduled a key ruling for tomorrow in the challenge to the legitimacy of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Yesterday the signs had seemed to point to a ruling today, as noted in yesterday’s  blog post, “Ugandan court might overturn anti-gay law tomorrow.” But instead today’s court session … Continue reading

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Deux accusés gagnent leur liberté en Ouganda

Publié le 22 octobre 2014 par Colin Stewart  (also published in English) Un juge ougandais a rejeté les accusations liées à l’homosexualité contre deux accusés qui avaient été forcés de comparaître en cour à quatre reprises depuis leur arrestation en janvier. Chaque fois, l’affaire a été ajournée après que le procureur n’a pas réussi à … Continue reading

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Tribunal ougandais renverse la loi anti gay

Publié le 1 août, 2014 (also published in English) par Colin Stewart La Cour constitutionnelle de l’Ouganda aujourd’hui a rejeté la dure loi anti-homosexuelle du pays sur les motifs qu’il a été passé illégalement sans le quorum du parlement. Fridah Mutesi, l’avocat d’un des demandeurs, a déclaré: «L’histoire est faite aujourd’hui en Ouganda lorsque un … Continue reading