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Uganda gay rights activist murdered - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Uganda gay rights activist murdered - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "A leading Ugandan gay rights activist has been murdered at his home just months after his photograph, and those of several other people said to be gay, were printed by a newspaper which called for them to be killed.

David Kato, 43, died on Wednesday after a man entered his home in the capital Kampala and struck him on the head before fleeing, his lawyer John Francis Onyango said on Thursday.

Kato was pictured and named by the anti-gay tabloid Rolling Stone - no relation to the US magazine of the same name - that also ran a story late last year calling on readers to 'hang' gay rights advocates.


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