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Ugandan Muslim leader faces life in prison for accidentally marrying a man

A Ugandan imam is facing life in prison after he accidentally married a man, proving just how homophobic the East African country is. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba exchanged vows with his ‘bride’, Swabullah Nabukeera, in an Islamic ceremony. He met Nabukeera at a mosque and only ever saw them wearing a hijab or a gomesi, a traditional Ugandan floor-length dress. According to local news reports, Mutumba’s new wife avoided consummating the marriage for two weeks by claiming to be on their period. The truth was only discovered when one of Mutumba’s...
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Ugandan police charge 67 people with ‘causing a nuisance’ after harrowing raid on gay-friendly bar

67 people have been charged with “causing a nuisance” by police in Uganda after they were found in a gay-friendly bar earlier this week. Police reportedly arrested 127 people on Monday, 11 November, for “frequenting a smoking place” in RAM Bar – however, the bar also serves as an underground gay-friendly space for Ugandans. The 67 who have been charged could face up to a year in prison if found guilty, a lawyer for the group Patricia Kimera said. LGBT+ activist Raymond Karuhanga told Reuters that the arrests are “just...
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