Wednesday, 13 March 2013

UK Allows Death of Ugandan Lesbian

Jackie Nanyonjo died in Uganda on Friday 8 March
Dead: Jackie Nanyonjo

After recent criticism of the UK's record on LGBT Asylum Seekers, the following comes as little surprise:

Campaigners are blaming the UK Border Agency for deporting an asylum seeker who has reportedly died in Uganda after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution... Jackie Nanyonjo died in Uganda on Friday 8 March...

When family members finally met her, long after the flight had landed, Jackie was in terrible pain and vomiting blood; they rushed her to a clinic, but in a country with widespread poverty and limited medical facilities they were unable to get the medical attention Jackie needed.

The protest will be held outside the Home Office in Westminster, central London, from 12.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 14 March 2013.

If you can't make the protest, you can write to your local MP and members of the House of Lords via WriteToThem to express your disgust. You can also contact the Home Secretary, Theresa May

Bahati's Kill the Gays Bill has been sitting at #3 on the list of Business to Follow as of yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. That's disgusting. I've written to Theresa May:

    Dear Home Secretary,

    Having been an avid campaigner against David Bahati's Kill the Gays
    Bill in Uganda, it is absolutely stomach churning to read that UK
    negligence, sanctioned by the Home Office, has contributed to the
    death of a Ugandan LGBT woman, Jackie Nanyonjo:

    Whilst campaigning against Scott Lively's recently planned trip to the
    UK, I noticed that neither the member of the House of Lords or Commons
    who wrote to you on my behalf appeared to receive a direct reply on
    the matter. So much for sending a clear message to David Bahati and
    Rebecca Kadaga - you seem to be saying 'we'll do the job for you.'

    Definitely extremely embarrassing for the UK in light of the Queen's
    Commonwealth speech, which has already come under fire for skimming
    over the issue of LGBT rights:

    Really disheartening. Still, at least we know where the government
    stands on the issue of LGBT human rights. I will be showing my
    disappointment with my vote next time round.



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