What Happens When You Are Arrested For Being Gay In Uganda

24 Jul

buzzfeed.com

“Even if you go to the wash room people wanted to rape us. They were saying, ‘You are sodomising yourself, let us also enjoy you.’” BuzzFeed News was given exclusive footage from a new Channel 4 documentary.

This is Jackson Mukasa and his partner, Kim. They live in Uganda. Early one morning a mob came to their house, along with their landlord. They were still asleep.

Mukasa claims the landlord told them to bring their belongings out of their house because “we do not let gays in our village”. He says they were then beaten badly.

After the beating, they escaped but were then arrested by local police for being gay. “We were denied the chance to get in touch with our families, denied to contact our lawyers,” says Mukasa.

In custody, everything got worse. “Even the inmates in the jail, they shout, ‘Why are you gay?’” says Mukasa. “Even if you go to the wash room people wanted to rape us. They were saying, ‘You are sodomising yourself, let us also enjoy you.’”

http://www.buzzfeed.com/patrickstrudwick/this-is-what-happens-when-you-are-arrested-for-being-gay-in?utm_term=.siZ2EJpDM#.ioJVg3VeAN

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