Update on legal Action Against Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act

Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 7.11.25 PMAs mob attacks start to grip at the throat of Uganda’s LGBTI community, with many gays and lesbians, (LGBTI), running for cover, the legal teams, fighting the recent laws enacted by the Ugandan Parliament to jail people for homosexual acts and to ban the so called “promotion of homosexuality,” report that the applications for a ‘Temporary Injunction and Interim Orders,’ against the enforcement of the AHA, gazettement of the AHA, the publication of injurious details of LGBTI persons, have been filed in the Constitutional Court.

These are backed up by the affidavits of Prof. J Oloka Onyango, Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), Julian Pepe Onziema and Martin Morgan Kanyike,  discussing the current effects of the law and the media publications.

The Application for the Temporary Injunction is Constitutional Application No. 008 of 2014 and the Application for Interim Orders is Constitutional Application No.9 of 2014.

The application for a Temporary Injunction is supposed to be heard by three Justices and may be done within a period of one month. That for interim orders may be heard by one Justice and may actually be done within a week. they are both to the same effect, but the interim application is heard more quickly than the application for the temporary injunction, which is still heard much earlier than the Constitutional Petition.

Meanwhile the legal team is now embarking on preparations for the case before the East African Court of Justice on the same issue.

While this is happening, LGBTI people are now in hiding in fear of their lives, as many have been outed by tabloids, Those in hiding report being kicked out of their homes by family, friends, neighbors and some report having lost their jobs. This is exactly how the persecution of Jews began in Nazi Germany. The crisis is escalating. A minority has been singled out for attack. As a direct result of this law, Ugandans think they have a license to persecute and discriminate.

Please consider helping to provide funding to shelter and feed Ugandans in hiding by going to Rescue Fund Page. http://oblogdeeoblogda.me/escape-funds/

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7 Comments on “Update on legal Action Against Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act”

  1. Dr. Rex March 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The persecution is escalating ….. Lives are at stake. Time is running out while the slow wheels of justice slowly roll..

  2. Noah Equality March 19, 2014 at 8:44 PM #

    I am a gay living in Uganda. If nothing is done to save us then the local homophobic people are ready to tear us apart. People in Uganda are good at mob justice. They can kill you and then the police comes later at the crime place make a statement. Support us and continue praying for my LGBT community.

  3. Duane Buell March 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM #

    Yes, this is getting worse and who do we have to thank for this? American Pastor Scott Lively! Scott Lively was the architect of Uganda Anti Gay Bill! Stop Scott Lively, Anti-Gay Extremist | Duane Buell’s Fundraiser on CrowdRise http://www.crowdrise.com/StopScottLively/fundraiser/duanebuell

  4. JOCELYN JUMEAU March 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

    My heart is with those GAYS who had lose their life in the Uganda Just because of that PIG well know MUSEVENI had signed the BILL Just to get those POOR INNOCENT of those GAY KILLED.It is his own fort that Uganda PIG MUSEVENI?If,all those GAY were KILLED and some of them had to RUN FOR THEIR LIFE.Blame that UGANDA PIG?I think after MUSEVENI is step down from the POWER.He should be bring to the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT OF HAGUE for him to face JUSTICE THAT PIG of Uganda?

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