Praying For Gay Ugandan Richard to Win Asylum Appeal

Uganda flagOctober 9, 2014 – Reported by O-blog-dee-o-blog-da

United Kingdom – Richard M. is a young Ugandan man who fled Uganda after being outed by Red Pepper Magazine. He was apparently falsely accused of promoting homosexuality in the schools. His subsequent asylum journey has been a typical roundabout of hell, exacerbating his abuse.

On arrival in the United Kingdom, instead of welcoming & protecting him, he was sent to detention center, and although his wounds were fresh, was accused of lying about his story.  This is an all too familiar stance, taken by the Home Office, all too often when it comes to LGBT asylum seekers.

According to Richard, while he was in detention, he contacted the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group for support, UKLGIG  which is supposed to help LGBTI asylum seekers in the UK.  The UKGIG responded that they could not visit or help Richard because he was in detention and that was something they do not do. (We have not independently verified this with UKLGIG, at this time.)…

via Praying For Gay Ugandan Richard to Win Asylum Appeal | O-blog-dee-o-blog-da.

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