Uganda in Flux: Anti-Gay & Criminalizing HIV

Over 200 MPs vowed to bring back Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, while President Yoweri Museveni released a statement urging lawmakers to not ‘rush.’ Reportedly, Museveni said he backed the law's return, in a limited form.

"He wants the law back in the house but now says if two consenting adults go into their room and decide to be stupid, let them be," lawyer Bitekyerezo said. "What he said he doesn't want, and which we must even increase the penalties, is recruitment of children and exploiting financially vulnerable youths."  In light of Museveni's recent movement criminalizing HIV, human rights activists should be wary. Read More