Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed' - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'

Posted: Updated:
  • NationalMore>>

  • Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

    Prosecutor: Doctor fired back at hospital gunman

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:44:05 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.More >>
    A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said.More >>
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:04 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...More >>
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...More >>
  • Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    Walsh campaign: Senator won't withdraw from race

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:16:39 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...More >>
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him...More >>

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

The group said the court's decision is "deeply flawed" and violates the activists' right to freedom of assembly.

Four Ugandan gay activists had challenged in court the legality of Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo's action to close their workshop and his threats to arrest the participants in 2012.

A Ugandan judge ruled in favor of Lokodo, saying workshop participants were promoting homosexuality.

Homosexuality is criminalized in Uganda, which in February passed a new law that strengthened penalties.

Rights groups are outraged the new law, which allows jail terms of up to life for gay sex.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow