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Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Secretary of State John Kerry, who will appear before Congress this week to discuss the proposed foreign affairs budget for fiscal year 2015.

Publication in Uganda of the names of 200 people said to be homosexual should make clear to President Yoweri Museveni and the Ugandan government that the country’s new anti-LGBTI law endangers fundamental human rights and should be repealed.

 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, Americas

Freedom House joins other human rights organizations in condemning the discriminatory law Uganda president Yoweri Museveni signed February 24, imposing harsh penalties on those convicted of engaging in homosexual behavior – a measure infringing basic rights of Ugandans and creating a dangerous atmosphere of intolerance.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House urges President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda to reverse his announced plan to sign the Anti-Homosexuality bill passed by the Ugandan parliament, a measure that would allow punishment of up to life in prison for homosexuality.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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In September 2010, Freedom House led a four-day International Joint Partnership Freedom of Expression mission to Uganda to examine the country’s freedom of expression environment in light of a prop

Freedom House is working to empower civil society to advance domestic justice and put an end to impunity, while also strengthening intra- and inter-regional networks of advocates working to advance this issue.