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Ugandan newspaper names '200 top homos' 24 hours after president signs anti-gay law

The witch-hunt begins.


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Yesterday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a new law that makes homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison.

It took only 24 hours for the witch-hunt to begin.

Red Pepper, a Ugandan tabloid, kicked it off with this cover, which claims to out the "200 top homos" in the country.

It's not the first time a Ugandan paper published the names of allegedly gay Ugandans. In 2010, Rolling Stone (obviously no affiliation with the music and culture magazine) published a cover story titled "100 pictures of Uganda's top homos leak." That story was accompanied with a small banner headline: "Hang them."

If you're so inclined, you can e-mail the editor of Red Pepper at editor@redpepper.co.ug and tweet @RedPepperUG.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140225/uganda-newspaper-gay-rights-wtch-hunt-anti-gay-law-museveni