Sunday, September 21, 2008

Transgender Human Rights Activists Arrested in Uganda

"Please take action to protest the detention and intimidation by police of Oundo George and Kiiza Brendah, transgender human rights activists in Uganda who were arrested at home for allegedly attempting to "recruit people to homosexuality." This is a spurious charge that does not exist in Uganda's Civil Code, though homosexuality is illegal and freedom of gender identity is not recognized. Oundo George and Kiiza Brendah were held without cause for seven days and upon release were ordered to return to the police station on September 24."

Lt-Gen (retd) Yoweri Musevini,
Office of the President,
Parliament Building,
PO Box 7168,

Contact President & Minister of Justice by Email

H/T to Trans News for the story

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