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Uganda: Gay activist and house guests detained

Sam Ganafa turned himself in to police after he was requested to do so

Ugandan gay rights activist Sam Ganafa is being detained by police, but it's unclear what charges he is facing. Credit:

A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist turned himself into police at their request, but according to 76 Crimes, it's unclear what charges he is facing. 

Sam Ganafa, who holds senior positions in two LGBT organizations, Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was held along with two house guests who were taken to the Kasangati police station for questioning.

The 76 Crimes report describes Ganafa as a well-respected figure and a "good role model" whose home is a shelter for many homeless LGBT people.

Gay Star News adds that Ganafa is expected to appear in court today, Nov 14, with authorities pushing for a speedy conclusion to the matter.