Uganda's severe new anti-gay law and media 'witch hunt'
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 |
Activists and allies from Kenya stage a rare protest in solidarity with their the Ugandan LGBT community. (Ben Curtis/AP)
A tabloid newspaper in Uganda has published the names and pictures of people they accuse of being the country's "Top 200" homosexuals.
Many of the people named in The Red Pepper's list had not come out publicly -- and now fear for their safety.
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a prominent gay rights activist in Uganda, is among those listed by the tabloid newspaper. She joins Jian to discuss the dangers of being a visible LGBT activist in Uganda, the open hostility to the gay rights movement and the new anti-gay law that now makes homosexuality punishable with life in prison.