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Lesbian Betty Tibikawa Faces Deportation From UK To Uganda

Betty Tibikawa, 22, is currently detained at a removal center in Bedfordshire UK awaiting deportation orders back to Uganda.

Guardin UK has the story:

A Ugandan woman who was branded with a hot iron in her home country as a punishment for her sexuality, is facing forced removal from the UK.

Last week, the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, said that the coalition had ended the practice of deporting people to countries where they face persecution because of their sexual orientation.

But Betty Tibikawa, 22, who is detained in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre in Bedford, is awaiting removal directions after her asylum claim was refused.

Human rights organisations have consistently documented abuses against gay men and lesbians in Uganda and say that it’s one of the most dangerous countries in the world for gay people.

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