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FCO Minister expresses UK concerns about Anti-Homosexuality legislation in Uganda

Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson comments on Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

The Bill was approved by the Ugandan Parliament on 20 December.

Mr Robertson said:

The UK is concerned about the potential impact of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill approved today by the Ugandan Parliament on the country’s human rights. Whilst recognising Uganda’s sovereignty, we believe that this Bill is incompatible with the defence of minority rights and would increase persecution and discrimination of ordinary people across Uganda. We have and will continue to raise our concerns.

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