Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18:

Uganda continues its campaign against the local LGBTI community:

Sam Ganafa
Sam Ganafa

LGBTI rights activist on trial
Court action is scheduled to resume today (June 18) in the case against Sam Ganafa, executive director of the LGBT rights group Spectrum Uganda, who was arrested with three colleagues in November 2013 on charges of “unnatural offenses.”
Ganafa’s home served as the office for Spectrum for past eight years. He served as board chair for the Sexual Minorities Uganda coalition. He was released on bail after two weeks in prison.
Today’s session is the fifth hearing in the case, Spectrum Uganda noted.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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