Rihana & Kim / Uganda
In early 2014 they were evicted by their landlord and severely beaten by the local community. The police intervened and both were arrested and charged with ‘Homosexuality’. They spent seven months in prison awaiting trial. They complain that they are continuously harassed by the police.
“We were arrested on 6th Jan 2014
On that day, there first came mukisa’s land lord and warned him to what was coming next so there passed five minutes when the chairman & village mates came asking we should put everything out. We also put them out and we were taken to old Kampala police and forced to make a statement.
There passed one week in the police station and we were taken to prison and we had hard life e.g we were beaten, forced to do hard work.
We spent five months there (in prison) and we came out but we are suffering a lot and we are not feeling well about the society.
The reason why we were taken to prison is that we were charged of homosexuality (or being gays).”