Lesbian dies after being deported by United Kingdom back to Uganda

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14.3.13 Protest against UK Border Agency after Ugandan woman dies
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A protest outside the home office, called on Theresa May to resign after Jackie Nanyonjo reportedly died in Uganda after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution, after being deported to Uganda by UK border agency.


By Melanie Nathan, March 12, 2013.

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 10.25.36 AMActivists in the United Kingdom are blaming the United Kingdom Border Agency for deporting an asylum seeker who has now according to Pink News, died in Uganda, “after she claimed she was at risk of homophobic persecution,” if she returned.

When it comes to LGBT Asylum the UK is all talk and no real action.  While the United Kingdom’s government  purports to support LGBT asylees, in truth they fail them, certainly when it comes to the Home Office and the consideration that ought to be given to asyless from all over the world, especially Africa and more especially, Uganda.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) deported Jackie Nanyonjo to the African country on 12 January, despite promises that they would improve asylum chances for LGBT people. According to reports, she fought strongly against the deportation order and continued to resist the decision, “becoming ill…

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