Ugandan Brenda Namiggade wins temporary reprieve

January 29, 2011

Brenda Namiggade says she fears for her life if she is returned from the UK to Uganda, where gay sex is illegal.

Her initial asylum application had been refused. The Home Office said a court had ruled she was “not homosexual” and therefore did not have a genuine claim.

Prominent gay rights campaigner David Kato was beaten to death near the Ugandan capital Kampala on Wednesday.

Ms Namiggade’s case will now go to judicial review.

Ms Namiggade’s legal team asked a judge to grant an injunction against her deportation, which was due to take place on Friday evening.

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