Three Ugandan lesbians to be repariated in Denmark after Danish authorities declined their asylum requests for intense contradictions in their stories, according to RT News.
But the LGBT community and gay rights activists have slammed the move. According to the community, the three are qualified for asylum without any debate since they were fleeing prosecution for their sexuality.
The spokesperso of LGBT Asylum, Hanne Gyberg said:
“Homosexuals risk persecution from other civilians, their families and clan members as well as blackmail and assault. Homosexuals cannot expect police protection if they are attacked, threatened or killed.”
Gyberg alleges it is the first time LGBT Asylum, an international organization fighting for asylum for homosexuals, has been sent back in this nature.
“Their sexuality was not considered in the rejections and we believe the Danish authorities should look at the cases again.”
The lawyer of the Ugandan lesbians is asking Danish Refugee Appeals Board to appeal the decision to favour his client. The lawyer said she is an active and a famous member of the LGBT community and might be endangering her life by going back to Uganda.
Venstre’s spokesman Jacob Jensen said:
“When people are considered to be persecuted in their home countries because of religion, sexuality or something else, we have a special obligation to protect them.”
Uganda has seen a significant increase in gay attacks. The homophobic attacks in Uganda witnessed the rise following the country’s anti-gay law passed in 2014.
Though it was later ruled as invalid by the constitutional court of Uganda, relationships between persons of the same sex remains a criminal offence as provided in Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014.
The act states that the practice puts “legal, religious and traditional family values of the people of Uganda at risk. It also suggests that people with such sexuality should be jailed for life.”
The law resulted in unprecedented fall upon members of the LGBT community in Uganda, making some of them to seek for a place of shelter in other countries.
On that account, the three Ugandan lesbians ran to Denmark – country comprising the Jutland peninsula and its offshore islands, linking Northern Europe and Scandinavia via the Öresund bridge – to save themselves from the attacks and the hatred back home.