Thursday, January 27, 2011

Homophobia unlikely in gay activist murder: police

By Barry Malone

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Ugandan gay rights activist murdered after his photo was printed on the cover of a newspaper that called for gays to be executed was likely killed during a robbery, police said on Thursday.

David Kato was one of three people featured in Uganda's Rolling Stone newspaper in October who won an injunction this month barring it from continuing its anti-gay campaign that had pictured gays under the headline: "Hang Them."

Kato said he had received death threats since Rolling Stone's publication.

U.S. President Barack Obama expressed sadness over Kato's murder and called on the government of Uganda to investigate.


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