Uganda refugee office housing LGBT group attacked

76 CRIMES

O-blog-dee reports:

Refugee Law Project logoReports are coming in of an attack by Ugandan Police in Kampala as they just stormed the Refugee Law Project Offices which happens to host the LGBT secretariat [the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law]. Damage was caused and equipment confiscated.

This is what it is like for NGO’s right now in Uganda, as they are under attack. I woke up at 3:00 am PST, broad daylight in Uganda, to find this panicked note from an LGBTI activist:

“Jeeesssuuuu!!! Police and some goons just stormed refugee law project offices and they just carried away office equipment. Locked my self in the coalition office where they haven’t come yet… F’in hell! What are they looking for,,, things are breaking.. Everything has been thrown out… My god”

The Refugee Law Project (RLP) was established in 1999 to provide legal aid to asylum seekers and refugees in Uganda…

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