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Ugandan LGBTI activist David Kato was savagely beaten in his home with a hammer and died on the way to the hospital. Human Rights First’s allies in the LGBTI community in Uganda have no doubt that his murder is a hate crime.
The police, however, hastily concluded that this was a «robbery.»
David Kato was revered by colleagues, who dubbed him the «father» of Uganda’s gay rights movement. But his civil-rights struggle earned him many enemies. Kato was the most prominent of the 100 gay Ugandans featured recently in a local paper with the headline «Hang Them» over their photos.
At Kato’s own funeral, the presiding pastor made homophobic remarks.
Help us ensure Kato’s murder is fully investigated—and put a stop to the campaign of hate that has led to such horrific consequences.
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