Summary: Abubaker Kaluma is among the many Gay rights activists who have been missing for many years. His friends believe that his life is in danger.
KAMPALA – Uganda is planning to suspend the operations of 54 non-governmental organizations, a move that individuals and stakeholders have called anti- human rights and political.
It is understood that several LGBT rights learning NGOs will be affected and the move to trim down organizations intensifies.
The suspensions are ordered for a range of reasons, including non-compliance with regulations which require NGOs and other groups not to be involved in politics.
A source revealed that the move will affecting victims of LGBT persecution throwing darkness on the future of LGBT persecution who are in the country and those who usually get deported upon being denied asylum.
Victims in trouble
Abubaker Kaluma is among the many Gay rights activists who have been missing for many years. Kaluma and his wife who privately owned a Pharmacy that used sell medicine to Gay youths on Entebbe road is presumed to have sought for asylum in Europe.
A source who seeks anonymity says that Kaluma and many others who are like him will be facing trouble in case they get arrested or deported back to Uganda.
It should be recalled that on November 12th -2019, 67 persons were arrested and charged following a raid on a gay friendly bar in Kampala.
A Ugandan court charged 67 people with causing a nuisance after they were arrested in a gay-friendly bar, in a move condemned by activists as the latest “homophobic” attack. It is understood that a one Ali Abaas Ssemakula , a renowed Gay rights activist was also brutalised in the process of arrest.
In the night of 20th November 2020, Ali Abaas Ssemakula was reportedly abducted in Gayaza area by unknown persons and his whereabouts still remain scanty.
The 67 – who were among 127 arrested at Ram Bar, in the capital, Kampala, still rot in jail and a few had been helped by several NGO’s.