Archives for January 27, 2011

Ugandan police make preliminary statements about the murder of David Kato

Those investigating the murder of David Kato are leaning away from the crime being related to bias against gays. This according to a statement read today at the Uganda Media Centre and reported in the government owned New Vision.THE Police are holding one person in connection with yesterday’s murder of David Kisuule Kato, who has been one of the activists campaigning against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.The Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, however, said the murder was a … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement on death of David Kato; Updated with President Obama's statement

The President also made a statement which follows Mrs. Clinton's statement.Her statement has been placed on the State Department website and is reproduced here.Press StatementHillary Rodham ClintonSecretary of StateWashington, DCJanuary 27, 2011We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato, who was brutally murdered in his home near Kampala yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. We urge Ugandan … [Read more...]

Rolling Stone editor makes deadly position clear

Commenting on the tragic death of David Kato, Rolling Stone editor stated his political philosophy regarding gays and the government to the BBC.Rolling Stone editor Giles Muhame told Reuters news agency he condemned the murder and that the paper had not wanted gays to be attacked."There has been a lot of crime, it may not be because he is gay," he said."We want the government to hang people who promote homosexuality, not for the public to attack them."Public does it, condemnation. … [Read more...]

SMUG statement on the murder of David Kato

Press Release by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)For Immediate Release: Wednesday, 26 January 2011Brutal Murder of Gay Ugandan Human Rights Defender, David Kato Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the entire Ugandan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Community stands together to condemn the killing of David Kato and call for the Ugandan Government, Civil Society, and Local Communities to protect sexual minorities across Uganda.  David was brutally beaten to death in hi … [Read more...]