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Acquittal, but bad news, in Uganda consensual sex case

Contrary to earlier impressions, no helpful precedent was set by the Sept. 8 acquittal of Ugandan sports celebrity Chris Mubiru in a case involving consensual same-sex relations, a new legal analysis concludes. Mubiru’s acquittal was accompanied by his conviction on Sept. 8 for forced sodomy, which seemed to suggest that Ugandan courts in the future … Continue reading

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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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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