Daily Archives: January 27, 2011

Prominent Ugandan human rights activist murdered

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Photo courtesy of the Guardian

David Kato, a prominent human rights activist fighting for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Uganda, died Wednesday on the way to the hospital after a brutal beating in his home. Witnesses reported to police that a man entered Kato’s home and hit him twice in the head, before escaping the scene in a vehicle.

Across the nation, community groups are coming together to condemn Kato’s killing and calling on the Ugandan government, civil society and local communities to protect sexual minorities. U.S. based advocates are calling on the U.S. government to continue its pressure on the Ugandan government to protect the human rights of sexual minorities…