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. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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