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Gay Ugandan Spared Deportation for Now

Gay Ugandan Spared Deportation for Now


Thanks in part to a petition on, Robert Segwanyi, who fled Uganda after allegedly being jailed and tortured for being gay, has been spared deportation from the United Kingdom.

Segwanyi was scheduled to be returned to Uganda yesterday, but News reports that despite five escorts up to the plane, the U.K. Home Office stopped his deportation at the last minute.

Segwanyi's friend and fellow gay Ugandan refugee John Bosco told a writer that Segwanyi has not been eating well and is considering suicide: "Since last Friday, when he was given the deportation notice, he stopped eating. He threatened to kill himself, because he has had enough."

More than 3,500 people signed the online petition requesting that the Home Office grant Segwanyi asylum in the U.K.

Read the full article here.

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