In response to a request from the leadership of several LGBT organizations in Kampala, Uganda, the article “Report: 7 LGBT Ugandans slain; 65 flee abroad” has been removed from the blog — either temporarily or permanently.
Kampala-based LGBT community leaders who have expressed an opinion are united in their belief that the report of the fatal stoning of seven LGBT people this month at two locations in rural Uganda is a fabrication.
The leaders of the Friends New Underground Railroad in the United States and in East Africa stand by their account of the murders.
The Friends Railroad and the affiliated Safe Passage Fund provided some additional information about the reported incidents to the gay-friendly Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and to Human Rights Watch in order to allow them to conduct independent investigations. To the extent possible, this blog will also investigate and seek first-hand witnesses.
Any findings will be reported on the blog.
This article was revised on Aug. 21 to clarify the source of information provided to Human Rights Watch. It was provided by the Safe Passage Fund rather than directly by the Friends Railroad.
- Questions asked about Uganda gay stoning report (Mamba Online)
- FNUR Responds To Uganda LGBTs Murder False Allegations Claims (TheGayUK.com)
- Uganda mob seeks to oust gays; police arrest trans woman (May 2014, 76crimes.com)