The United States Thursday slapped sanctions on Uganda — cancelling a military air exercise, imposing visa bans and freezing some aid — amid deep US anger at “vile” Ugandan anti-gay laws.
The legislation “runs counter to universal human rights and complicates our bilateral relationship,” the White House said, renewing calls for the law to be repealed.
Signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February, the law calls for “repeat homosexuals” to be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and obliges Ugandans to denounce gays to the authorities.
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