The AP reports that a Ugandan newspaper has published photos, names and addresses of gay men with the headline Hang Them. Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, ally of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and who recently toured the United States is among the targeted with his photo on the front page.
KAMPALA, Uganda -- The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: "Hang Them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.
In the days since it was published, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others are in hiding, according to rights activist Julian Onziema. One person named in the story had stones thrown at his house by neighbors.
A lawmaker in this conservative African country introduced a bill a year ago that would have imposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts and life in prison for others. An international uproar ensued, and the bill was quietly shelved.
The photo on the front page of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo.
h/t to Phil Culbertson and Susan Russell
UPDATE: NPR reports on the story