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 November 1, 2010  Featured News, Non-U.S.

Horrifying story out of Uganda via BBC:

A judge in Uganda has ordered the local Rolling Stone newspaper to stop publishing the names and photographs of people it says are homosexual.

The judge granted a request by gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug).

The group says some homosexual people were attacked after a previous issue.

Homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda but last year an MP introduced a bill which would mean some gay people could face the death penalty.

Giles Muhame, editor of the two-month-old Rolling Stone paper, told the AFP news agency that he would defy the ban.

“We will publish more pictures but in a diplomatic way, so that we can dodge the law,” he said.

Read more on BBC.

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