STUC welcomes asylum initiative for Ugandans facing persecution

February 28th 2014

The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has welcomed the initiative of the Scottish Government to offer asylum to any Ugandan persecuted by their Government’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act.

STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said; “The oppressive legislation enacted by the Ugandan Government criminalising the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community is an affront to freedom and equality.

“The STUC welcomes this initiative by the Scottish Government and we would urge the UK Government to support this proposal to allow Ugandans, under threat of imprisonment as a consequence of their sexuality, to find refuge in Scotland”

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For further information contact Kevin Buchanan 0141 337 8100 kbuchanan@stuc.org.uk

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