No death penalty provision in Uganda anti-gay bill

Published: April 26, 2011

No death penalty provision in Uganda anti-gay bill
KAMPALA, Uganda — The Ugandan parliamentarian behind an anti-homosexual bill that attracted worldwide condemnation says the most controversial part of the proposed legislation – the death penalty provision – is likely to be dropped.

David Bahati says if the committee the bill currently sits before recommends that the provision be removed, that he would concede the issue.

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