By Melanie Nathan, April 23, 2014.
The Ugandan police of Inspector General’s Office, Kampala, report alleges that the U.S.-Backed HIV Center Was “collecting sperm in masturbation rooms.” The official report on an April 3 police raid also says the clinic maintained rooms for “practicing” homosexuality as part of the center’s “homosexual recruitment project”.
Recently we reported about the police raid on The Walter Reed HIV/AIDS Research project at Makere University in Uganda, and the accusations of the police that the project was recruiting gays. We noted that it is not possible to “recruit” gays. The project’s work and mission was either misinterpreted based on the ignorance of the invading and infiltrating officers who do not understand the services and research being done at the project.
OLOGDEE obtained a copy of the Police Report which is below, which alleges that the Walter Reed project was “recruiting” youth aged 15 – 25 and “training them in homosexual practices.” I am wondering what this means? Does this mean that if one cannot instruct youth or men on condom use? And less so if a youth or man declares he is into sex with men? For fear of being accused of “training in homosexual practices?”
The report speaks for itself – and seems rather vague. These alleged actions are described in a way the denies the nature of the research which could easily be misconstrued into actions that would seem illegal under Uganda’s ill defined Anti-Homosexuality Act.