Sunday, December 13th, 2009   7:39 am | Author: chris | Life, Politics/Government, Religion | Add Comment
Uganda is a nation that should know oppression well.
For 8 years in the 1970s Ugandans suffered some of the worst human rights abuses under the rule of Idi Amin. According to Wikipedia “Amin’s rule was characterised by human rights abuses, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000″.
You would think that Ugandans would have learned from that episode in history. You would be wrong.
Ugandan lawmaker David Bahati presented a private member’s bill on Oct. 14 which sought the death penalty and life imprisonment for gay people in the country. The Ugandan government supported the bill because homosexuality and lesbianism are “repugnant to the Ugandan culture,” said James Nsaba Buturo, the minister of ethics and integrity.
This bill is partly a result of some of the positions and strong influence ..continue reading