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Ugandan President Seeks Gay Arrests

Rainbow Network (U.K.), October 2, 2001

[This may actually be an article from 1999. -Bob Summersgill]

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has ordered that gay men be arrested and charged.

Under Ugandan law, gay men can be punished by life imprisonment for "carnal knowledge of another against the order of nature".

New Vision, a state-owned newspaper, reported Museveni as saying: "I have told the Criminal Investigations Department to look for homosexuals, lock them up and charge them."

He said: "God created Adam and Eve. I did not see God creating man and man."

Museveni was speaking at a meeting on reproductive health.

Earlier in the week a parliamentary meeting on social services was told that the Ministry of Health is proposing to make HIV/AIDS tests compulsory for all pregnant women.

Director-general of health services, Francis Omaswa, was reported as saying that mother-to-child transmission needed to be reduced. Neighbourhood testing stations would be established and those who took the test would then be provided with drugs.

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