Ugandans challenge anti-gay law

Mar 12, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on February 24, 2014 in Entebbe.
AFP/File, Isaac Kasamani

Ugandan rights activists and politicians have filed a legal challenge to overturn a tough anti-gay law condemned by Western donors. The law violated the rights of gay people and subjected them to "cruel and inhuman punishment", they said. Several cases of "violence and retaliation" have been reported since President Yoweri Museveni signed the law last month, the activists added.
Background:
Uganda anti-homosexuality law challenged in court [BBC]
New law drives Uganda's embattled gays deeper into shadows [Reuters]

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