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UGANDA: The anti-gay bill & persecution of homosexuals

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2010 - Auf Usaam Mukwaya, a 26 year old gay man and a friend participate in a ritual with a homosexual witch-doctor to prevent the passing of an anti-homosexuality bill in the Uganda parliament. If the draconian law is passed many in the gay community fear their lives will become unlivable, and may even be killed. David Bahati's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was tabled in Ugandan Parliament on October 2009. The bill proposes that a new offense be created in Uganda named "aggravated homosexuality" which would be punishable as a capital offense. The proposals included plans to introduce the death penalty for homosexuals who practiced gay sex with people under 18, with disabled people, when the accused party is HIV-positive, or for those previously convicted of homosexuality-related offenses. Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda and punishable by up to 14 years in prison.