Denmark to deport three Ugandan lesbians

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Activists form the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community protest against Uganda's anti-gay bill in front of the Ugandan embassy in Hellerup on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, 07 March 2014.

Denmark to deport three Ugandan lesbians


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Gay rights groups in Denmark have criticised a decision to deport three Ugandans who claim they are lesbians. The women have one final chance to appeal the court’s decision, but if unsuccessful they will be deported on August 2.

As reported by Pink News online, authorities said they found inconsistencies in the women’s accounts.

But, according to LGBT Asylum, the women should be released, given the issues faced by LGBT people in Uganda.

“Homosexuals risk persecution from other civilians, their families and clan members as well as blackmail and assault. Homosexuals cannot expect police protection if they are attacked, threatened or killed,” said spokeswoman Hanne Gyberg.

“We believe that the decisions in their asylum cases were made based upon an incorrect foundation. Their sexuality was not considered in the rejections [and] we believe the Danish authorities should look at the cases again,” Gyberg added.

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