the undersigned wish to express our deep sadness at the murder of
Ugandan human rights defender David Kato on 26th January 2011. David’s
activism began in the 1980s as an Anti-Apartheid campaigner where he
first expressed a strong passion and conviction for freedom and justice
which continued throughout his life. David was a founding member of
Sexual Minorities Uganda where he first served as Board member and until
his death as Litigation and Advocacy Officer and he was also a member
of Integrity Uganda, a faith-based advocacy organization.
was a man of vision and courage. One of his major concerns was the
growth of religious fundamentalism in Uganda and across the continent
and how this would impact on the rights of ordinary citizens including
lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered / Gender Non-Comforming and
Intersex [LGBTIQ] persons. Years later his concerns were justified
when the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill backed by religious
fundamentalists was outlined in 2009. David was also an extremely brave
man who had been imprisoned and beaten severely because of his sexual
orientation and for speaking publicly against the Anti-Homosexuality
African political and religious leaders in countries such as Ghana,
Nigeria, Cameroon, Zambia, Gambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda,
Malawi and Botswana, have publicly maligned LGBTIQ people and in some
cases directly incited violence against them whilst labeling sexual
minorities as “unAfrican”.
October 2010, the Ugandan tabloid, Rolling Stone published the names
and photographs of “100 Top homos” including David Kato. David along
with two other LGBTIQ activists successfully sued the magazine on the
grounds of “invasion of privacy” and most importantly, the judge ruled
that the publication would threaten and endanger the lives of LGBTIQ
court did not only rule that the publication would threaten and
endanger the lives of LGBTIQ persons but it issued
a permanent injunction against Rolling Stone newspaper never to publish
photos of gays in Uganda, and also never to again publish their home
Justice Kibuuka Musoke ruled that,
are also entitled to their rights. This court has found that there was
infringement of some people’s confidential rights. The court hereby
issues an injunction restraining Rolling Stone newspaper from future
publishing of identifications of homosexuals.”
human being is protected under the African Charter of Peoples and Human
Rights and this includes the rights of LGBTIQ persons. We ask the
governments of Uganda and other African countries to stop criminalizing
people on the grounds of sexual orientation and afford LGBTIQ people
the same protections, freedoms and dignity, as other citizens on the
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