Joseph Kaweesi, founder of the LGBT group Youth on Rock Foundation and LGBT advocate, was arrested by Ugadan police on New Years ever and was charged with crimes relating to ‘carnal knowledge (homosexuality)’ and ‘recruiting youth into homosexuality’.
LGBT rights advocate Melanie Nathan told Gay Star News that she received information that attorneys have spoken with Kaweesi being held at Kawempe police station, in Kampala, capital of Uganda. and that plans are being made to try to bail him.
Frank Mugishu, of the Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) charity has confirmed that Kaweesi was arrested
Nathan went on to say that ‘it would seem to me that the police are preempting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (also known as The Kill the Gays Bill) ‘The arrest may be political as anti-gay catalysts for the Bill try to drum up more support for its passage. Although there is an existing law which people can be charged under for “carnal knowledge or defilement,” there is currently no law that speaks to the so-called “recruitment” of homosexuals.”
Uganda still receives hundreds of millions of dollars in “humanitarian aid” from countries around the globe and is still a member of the United Nations despite its crimes against its LGBT people and rampant mass corruption within its government