Sunday, October 24, 2010
Uganda newspaper publishes front page article listing 100 'top' homosexuals under banner 'Hang Them'
At least four gay men have been attacked in Uganda after a newspaper ran a front-page story listing 100 'top' homosexuals with a banner reading 'Hang Them'. The paper also printed the men's photos and addresses alongside their names.
Since the article was published the four men have had stones thrown at their houses, beaten, and many others have gone into hiding for their own safety.
The article, published on October 9 in a Ugandan newspaper called Rolling Stone also claimed that an unknown but deadly disease was attacking homosexuals in Uganda.
In addition, the piece said that homosexuals will recruit one million children in the next two years by raiding schools - a common smear used in Uganda.
The paper's managing editor, Giles Muhame, justified the article, and said: '(It was) in the public interest.
Source: Daily Mail - UK