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Uganda’s suspension of LGBT charity a ‘clear witch hunt’, say campaigners

Country’s government says Sexual Minorities Uganda ‘operating illegally’ in the east African nation

The Ugandan government has suspended the country’s leading gay rights organisation, accusing it of operating illegally in the east African nation, in a move campaigners condemned as “a clear witch-hunt”.

The National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) – part of the internal affairs ministry – announced on Friday that it had suspended Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug) for not registering with the authorities.

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