Ugandan gay rights activist killed following newspaper's anti-gay campaign

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A Ugandan gay rights activist was beaten to death following a report in the country’s Rolling Stone newspaper revealing the identity of several people it named as gay, next to the headline ‘hang them’ – according to reports.

The BBC reports that police have confirmed the death but say they are investigating the circumstances. It has not been confirmed whether the death is directly linked to the Rollling Stone campaign, although the Sexual Minorities Uganda Group said Kato had been recieving death threats since his name, photograph and address were published in the title.

Press Gazette has previously reported how Sexual Minorities Uganda had secured an injunction against the newspaper publishing people’s details in its anti-gay campaign.

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