Anonymous strikes Uganda, defends LGBT pride

Published: August 14, 2012

International hacktivist collective Anonymous has hacked and defaced several Ugandan government websites in support of LGBT pride and in retaliation for draconian and inhumane anti-gay government policies.
 
Ugandan government websites hacked and defaced include the official website of the Office of the Prime Minister. The following is an excerpt from a message posted to that website:
 

Ugandan Pride!
 
Tue Aug-14-2012
 
You have been warned, repeatedly to expect us.
 
Your violations of the rights of LGBT people have disgusted us. ALL people have the right to live in dignity free from the repression of someone else’s political and religious beliefs. You should be PROUD of your LGBT citizens, because they clearly have more balls than you will ever have.
 
Real Ugandan Pride is demonstrated in standing up to oppression despite fearing the abuse, torture and murder inflicted on LGBT at the hands of the corrupt government.
 
In addition to the website of the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda, the website of the Uganda Justice Law and Order Sector was also hacked and defaced.
 
Earlier this month, Uganda held a historic weekend long gay pride celebration which turned out a success despite a police raid, widespread homophobia and anti-gay laws. The Anonymous defacement features a picture from Uganda’s first gay pride celebration.
 

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