“David Kato, the advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda, was bludgeoned to death in Mukono, Kampala, yesterday afternoon.”
Mr. Kato was instrumental in a successful law suit brought against the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone to force it to stop printing names, addresses and pictures of LGBT persons in Uganda. Mr. Kato was also a leading voice lobbying against a bill still pending in Parliament to punish those accused of homosexuality with death.
We mourn Mr. Kato’s tragic death. The human rights community lost a courageous defender yesterday.
Update: Send a message of solidarity to Uganda’s LGBT Rights Coalition. Let’s let them know they are not alone.