A Ugandan tabloid published the names of 200 “top” homosexuals after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law Monday that makes certain consensual homosexual acts punishable with prison time.
Under the headline “Exposed,” the tabloid, Red Pepper, appears to be launching a witch-hunt in Uganda, where gay acts are already illegal.
The new law bans promotion of homosexuality and specifies the illegality of lesbianism, too. Anyone convicted of “attempt to commit homosexuality” or “aiding and abetting homosexuality” will now face a penalty of seven years in prison. Even a person who “keeps a house, room, set of rooms, or place of any kind for purposes of homosexuality” will face seven years in prison.