Posted by Melanie Nathan. June 02, 2012
A campaign has been launched by the Movement for Justice, for the life of Linda Nakibbuka, an Ugandan lesbian at risk of deportation from United Kingdom to Uganda, a nation where both female and homosexual activity is illegal.
Linda was attacked, sexually harassed and beaten in Uganda by people who think homosexuality is a sin and contiguous.
In 11April 2012, Linda went to the UK Board Agency to seek for asylum, however despite her visa still being valid, she was put in detention, placed on fast tract and her claim was dismissed by the UKBA and an immigration Judge despite the fact that she had witnesses who knew her from Uganda and as well LGBT friends in the UK.
Linda’s life is deteriorating every day. Detention doctors have written to the UKBA regarding the torture Linda went through but all seems to have has fallen on deaf ears as tis form of detention exacerbates her suffering.
The UK Supreme Court overturned the policies that made it likely to return Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people to a persecuting country back in July 2010. However little has changed in practice as the UKBA has a tendency to deny the deportee’s sexuality as being authentic.
We cannot let this happen be a part of the change by signing this petition.