Uganda lesbian, a victim of ‘corrective rape’ and forced marriage, granted asylum in the UK

Uganda Flag on MapOn May 23, 2016 Gay Star News reported: A lesbian who said she was forced into marriage, raped, and tortured in Uganda has finally been granted asylum in the UK.

Margret Nazziwa, who fled Uganda in 2012, would have faced imprisonment and persecution if she had been deported back to her home country.

She suffered issues with her mental health over the trauma, and has been in therapy.

Margret had been with her girlfriend since June 2013, but the UK government argued their relationship was not ‘serious’. But now, after several scares, she was finally granted refugee status on Friday (20 May).

‘I am so happy to receive the good news. Two years ago i was facing deportation to one of the worst countries to be LGBTI but now i can proudly say am safe and living in one of the best countries to be LGBTI. This good news gives me a wider platform to continue campaigning for LGBTI countries in Uganda and other countries where being LGBTI is illegal.’

Read more at: Uganda lesbian, a victim of ‘corrective rape’ and forced marriage, granted asylum in the UK – Gay Star News

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