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Ugandan police detain 16 men over suspected homosexuality

Oct 25, 2019

By The Associated Press and Tim Fitzsimons

A Ugandan gay rights organization said 16 men were detained earlier this week by police on suspicion of homosexuality and human trafficking.

Diane Bakuraira of Sexual Minorities Uganda said Thursday the arrests took place in a neighborhood just outside the capital, Kampala, on Monday as the men were being hosted by another rights group, Let’s Walk Uganda.

A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, confirmed the arrests, saying the men were detained following a “complaint from the public.” However, Let’s Walk Uganda claimed that the police were called by the LGBTQ people themselves after an angry mob attacked their shelter.

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