U.S.-Funded HIV Project Raided In Uganda Under Country’s Anti-Gay Law

News outlets report on a raid at a U.S.-funded HIV project in Uganda, aimed at enforcing the country’s recently enacted Anti-Homosexuality Law.

Agence France-Presse: Uganda police raid HIV project for ‘homosexuality training’
“Uganda police raided a U.S.-funded HIV project for ‘training youths in homosexuality,’ the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticized anti-homosexuality law. … It appeared to be the first such move since Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in February signed a bill that calls for ‘repeat homosexuals’ to be jailed for life and requires people to report gays…” (4/4).

Associated Press/ABC News: Uganda: Police Raid U.S. Project That Assisted Gays
“…The Makerere University Walter Reed Project in the Ugandan capital of Kampala was targeted for ‘training youths in homosexuality,’ spokesman Ofwono Opondo said on Twitter Friday. He offered no further details but said a ‘top diplomat’ was involved in the alleged training. The project said in a statement Friday that it was suspending its activities in Uganda after one of its staff, a Ugandan citizen, was arrested and briefly detained by police on Thursday…” (Muhumuza, 4/4).

Reuters: Uganda arrests U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law
“…In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Friday that the United States is ‘deeply concerned’ about the incident, saying it ‘significantly heightens our concerns about respect for civil society and the rule of law in Uganda, and for the safety of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals’…” (Biryabarema, 4/5).

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