Tragic Outcomes likely as Uganda May Refuse Bail on Gay-Sex Charges

By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 9.43.39 PMPlease read Colin Stewart’s article at 76 Crimes- about the men who are accused of homosexual relations and are not getting bail in Uganda.  The complexity of surety bail can be noted. While the courts may have been willing to grant bail under the old Penal Codes, it is less likely that bail will be considered under the new onerous AHA which provides for many years in prison, making flight more likely.

Please consider supporting my Rescue Fund as we support Ugandan LGBTI people currently in hiding or exiled by Uganda’s state sanctioned homophobic laws.

If we do not support LGBTI people in domestic exile, more will be arrested and there will be no opportunity for them to escape the mandated 14 years to life in prison,as they continue to be refused bail. In this case, though the men were charged under the old law. However if anyone is charged under the new law, they are less likely to get bail for fear of flight and more likely to get long prison terms.

We have numerous Ugandans who have been outed publicly by newspapers and are now in hiding. We desperately need your help.

We do not have any time to waste. Please help – You can donate in one of 2 ways and no amount is too small:

1) Go directly to Paypal and send your donation of any size to nathan@privatecourts.com ;

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2) Go to Indiegogo rescue Fund 2 campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lgbt-africa-rescue-fund-2/x/532915#home

 

No bail for 2 Ugandans facing trial on gay-sex charges

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Human rights workers have been seeking the release of two Ugandans who face trial starting May 7 on homosexuality charges. The case of Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, was reported in the article “2 Ugandans face trial on gay-sex charges.”

The advocacy group Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum — Uganda (HRAPF) has provided the defendants with lawyers who have tried to arrange their release on bail, so far unsuccessfully.

Adrian Jjuuko, executive director of HRAPF, released this description of the events in the case so far:

I have got many inquiries about this case, and since HRAPF’s lawyers have been representing the two since they were arrested, I would like to make a few comments in order to give the whole story behind the continued incarceration of the two.

It is true that Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa were arrested and charged with ‘carnal knowledge against the order of nature’ and ‘permitting a male person to have carnal knowledge of oneself against the order of nature’ contrary to Section 145(a) and (c) of the Penal Code Act — not under the Anti Homosexuality Act 2014. This was on January 27th and 28th 2014 and not December 2013 as alleged in the article [in The Guardian].

The first one Kim Mukisa was being beaten up by a mob when HRAPF intervened.

 

READ MORE at http://76crimes.com/2014/04/23/no-bail-for-2-ugandans-facing-trial-on-gay-sex-charges/


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