Nine young gay men, attacked by mob, arrested and tortured by Uganda police
January 28, 2015
Nine young gay men, who were attacked by a homophobic mob, were arrested by Uganda police and tortured while in jail. They could face charges of sodomy, and could be punished with life imprisonment.
On 15 January, the Rainbow Health Foundation helped the nine men go to an STI screening and treatment visit to a rural area in western Uganda. After being tested, some of the young men went to go visit a friend, but an anti-gay mob soon gathered with the intention of beating or killing them.