Something needs to be done for this poor woman!
As if the shocking and horrific murder of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato wasn't terrible enough, it seems that this tragic loss will only make matters gravely worse for lesbian Brenda Namigadde, who is currently facing deportation from the UK and back to the homophobic country, where she fears that she'll be killed upon arrival without Kato's presence!
Namigadde has been held at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire for the past two months, and is set to board a flight back to Uganda tomorrow night.
“I’m not feeling well at all, just worried. There is no hope. I am so broken. It makes me feel very bad. It’s really very scary to go back to Uganda. My life is gone as well. I am in danger. [Kato] is the one who was trying to stand for people.”
Unfortunately, British officials have yet to grant her asylum, under the argument that they have insufficient evidence that she is a lesbian. However, Mark Bromley, chair of the Council for Global Equality, seems to think that this might change if there is enough public outcry!
"It seems like the changed circumstances [regarding Kato’s murder] would provide at least a temporary reprieve from deportation. In the past, public scrutiny and public outcry in the U.K. have been somewhat effective and have resulted in temporary reprieves."
Then as many people as possible need to speak up!
There has clearly been enough hatred in bloodshed in Uganda because of the people's horrific homophobia there!
PLEASE, do not let another poor person lose their lives because of something as minuscule as "insufficient evidence" of someone's sexual preference! How terrified for her life does she need to be to prove that she's telling the truth?!
Stay strong, Brenda. All hope is not lost yet.
[Image via AP Images.]
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