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Ugandan gay activist's funeral marred by commotion

 David Kato, seen in this undated photo, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with serious wounds to his h...
 David Kato, seen in this undated photo, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with serious wounds to his h...
 A woman reacts after viewing the coffin of Ugandan gay activist, David Kato at Mukono, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. A prominent Ugandan gay rights ...
 A woman reacts after viewing the coffin of Ugandan Gay activist, David Kato at Mukono, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.A prominent Ugandan gay rights a...

Uganda Gay Activist Slain

David Kato, seen in this undated photo, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with serious wounds to his h...

Uganda Gay Activist Slain

David Kato, seen in this undated photo, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with serious wounds to his h...

APTOPIX Uganda Gay Activist Slain

A woman reacts after viewing the coffin of Ugandan gay activist, David Kato at Mukono, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. A prominent Ugandan gay rights ...

Uganda Gay Activist Slain

A woman reacts after viewing the coffin of Ugandan Gay activist, David Kato at Mukono, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.A prominent Ugandan gay rights a...

An anti-gay protester has created a commotion at the funeral for a prominent activist slain in Uganda.
Services were held Friday for David Kato, who was bludgeoned to death earlier this week at his home.
Kato's killing comes after a year of stepped up threats against gays in Uganda, where a bill has proposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts.
Ugandan authorities though say his sexual orientation had nothing to do with his death, and that he was slain by robbers.
Kato's picture had been published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words "Hang Them," and colleagues said he had received multiple threats.
U.S. President Barack Obama says Kato showed "tremendous courage in speaking out against hate."


Updated : 2021-07-28 13:11 GMT+08:00