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Ugandan activists appeal ruling that upheld Anti-Homosexuality Act

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Twenty-two LGBTQ activists in Uganda have appealed this month’s ruling that upheld the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. The Constitutional Court on April 3 refused to “nullify the Anti-Homosexuality Act in its totality.” President Yoweri Museveni last May signed the law, which contains a death penalty provision for “aggravated homosexuality.” The U.S.

subsequently imposed visa restrictions on Ugandan officials and removed the country from a program that allows sub-Saharan African countries to trade duty-free with the U.S.

The World Bank Group also announced the suspension of new loans to Uganda. Media reports indicate Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director Frank Mugisha and Jacqueline Kasha Nabagesara are among the activists who filed the appeal.

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