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Ugandan MPs pass life in jail anti-homosexual law

Uganda‘s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment for repeat offenders.

The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people.

The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not enough MPs were present.

The bill has been condemned by world leaders since it was mooted in 2009 – US President Barack Obama called it “odious”.

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