Video: Letter urging Ugandan president to veto anti-gay law handed into London commission

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Wednesday’s protest outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London against the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill was filmed by freelance journalist James Wright.

Campaigners handed in a letter addressed to Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, urging him not to sign the bill into law.

In December, Uganda’s Parliament passed legislation to toughen the punishment for same-sex sexual activity, including life imprisonment for ‘repeat offenders’.

It extends the current penalty of life imprisonment for anal sex to all other same-sex acts, even mere kissing and touching. The law introduces jail terms of five to seven years for promoting homosexuality, including advocating LGBT rights or assisting LGBT people or events.