You may recall the controversy last fall when a newspaper in Uganda printed pictures of homosexuals in the country with “hang them” on the front page…
David Kato, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, is the gentleman on the left in the newspaper above.
Witnesses have told the BBC that “a man entered Mr Kato’s home near Kampala, and beat him to death before leaving.”
The police say the killing is unrelated to the “outing” campaign of the newspaper
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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