Wednesday, 17 September 2008

John Bosco updates

This content courtesy of the John Bosco campaign.

Save John 'Bosco' Nyombi Campaign Resources

As you hopefully may know, Anglican St. Judes Southsea church-member John 'Bosco' Nyombi is in danger of deportation from the UK to be stoned to death back in his homeland Uganda due to his gay sexuality and his own brother's high-profile political opposition and consequent murder.

Many churched and non-churched friends, colleagues and clients have actively supported him personally for the 7 years of his stay so far here in the UK where he has not claimed any benefits whatsoever but instead has earned a living and paid taxes working to support vulnerable adults in the community despite not being able to use his University degree level skills as a former Bank Manager.

There is a website from the Friends of Bosco to support the Save Bosco Campaign at

Bosco's plight has featured in print, radio, web and most recently TV media (BBC TV South Today - Monday 15th September 2008 - Evening bulletin).

You might like to receive update notifications on John 'Bosco' Nyombi's unsafe deportation to Uganda case, The Save Bosco Campaign and its website. If so then please send a request for update notifications to stating your preferred contact details - including email address and any other details of your choice.

Bosco coverage

Bosco was featured on BBC TV "South Today" local news bulletin yesterday evening, Monday 15th September 2008.

The Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth was interviewed along with Friends of Bosco in Southampton.

If you missed the interview then it is on YouTube and available direct from the campaign webpage

Or you can visit the Save Bosco YouTube Channel

[NB: video also available in this post]

Ugandan Human Rights

USA: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Uganda 2007
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008

The government's human rights record remained poor. Although there were improvements in a few areas, serious problems remained, including unlawful killings by security forces; instances of torture and abuse of suspects by security forces; vigilante justice; harsh prison conditions; official impunity; arbitrary arrest; incommunicado and lengthy pretrial detention; restrictions on the right to a fair trial and on freedoms of speech, press, and association; some limits on freedom of religion; sexual abuse of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in camps; restrictions on opposition parties; electoral violence and irregularities; government corruption; violence and discrimination against women and children, including female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual abuse of children; trafficking in persons; violence and discrimination against persons with disabilities and homosexuals; and forced labor, including by children.

Homosexuals faced widespread discrimination and legal restrictions. It is illegal for homosexuals to engage in sexual acts, based on a legal provision that criminalizes "carnal acts against the order of nature" with a penalty of life imprisonment.

Public resentment against homosexuality sparked demonstrations and significant public debate during the year. The government took a strong position against the practice. A local NGO, Sexual Minorities in Uganda, protested several members' alleged harassment by police for their vocal stand against sexual discrimination
With many thanks to NCADC for the above information.


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