Desperate plea to save Ugandan lesbian from UK deportation

UK FlagDecember 19, 2014 – Reported by Mambaonlin.com – The UK is planning to deport a persecuted lesbian back to Uganda, where a harsh anti-LGBTI climate that could endanger her life awaits.

Activists worldwide have weighed in with letters and reports in support of openly lesbian Judith Twikirize, 23, in an attempt to save the young woman from deportation.

They have called for her release from detention and launched a campaign to raise funds for her renewed legal battle.

Within 72 hours, more than 1,600 people signed a petition, urging the UK Government not to deport Judith.

UK authorities have refused to believe that Twikirize is a lesbian, and that she was tortured because of her sexuality, despite the evidence of medical experts. They also doubt her activism, despite evidence of her participation in LGBTI campaigns.

Due to the fast-tracking of her case, her detention, marginal legal representation, and exacerbated post traumatic stress disorder, activists says that Twikirize has suffered prejudice to her rights and been restricted from accumulating sufficient evidence to satisfy authorities…

via Desperate plea to save Ugandan lesbian from UK deportation – MambaOnline – Gay South Africa online.

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