Ugandan paper publishes a list Top 200 homosexuals

Ugandan newspaper has published a list of the country's 'top 200' homosexuals a day after the president enacted harsh anti-gay legislation.

The Red Pepper, a Ugandan tabloid, ran the names of 200 people it claims are homosexuals, including several who have not previously come out as gay, under the headline 'EXPOSED!'

The list includes prominent Ugandan gay activists such as Pepe Julian Onziema, as well as a popular Ugandan hip-hop star and a Catholic priest.

Today Jacqueline Kasha, a well-known Ugandan lesbian activist who is among those listed in the Red Pepper story, tweeted: 'The media witch hunt is back.'

The bill originally proposed the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality,' defined as repeated gay sex between consenting adults and acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner is infected with HIV.

The law also calls for first-time offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in jail.

In signing the bill, Museveni said the measure is needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa, rejecting international criticism as interference in Uganda's internal affairs.

Museveni accused 'arrogant and careless Western groups' of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality.

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