A new local newspaper in Uganda as been ordered by a judge to stop publishing the names and photos of people it says are homosexual, the BBC and others report.
Sexual Minorities Uganda has secured an injunction against the two-month-old newspaper called Rolling Stone. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and last year an MP introduced a bill which could see some gay people face the death penalty, the BBC reports.
One story published by the newspaper named 15 individuals next to the headline: “Hang them”.
Media Lawyer reports Julian Onziema, programme co-ordinator for Sexual Minorities Uganda, who said: “We filed a suit against the paper for abuse of our fundamental human rights of privacy, association and security.
“However my happiness might be short-lived because there are other tabloids in Uganda which are taking over from where Rolling Stone exploded from. They are making people hate us.”