The lynching of a 23-year-old university student accused of blasphemy in Pakistan drew international condemnation in April. But pro-democracy and human rights activists say Mashal Khan's killing is part of a much bigger problem.
Uganda has been celebrated in recent years for its generosity toward those fleeing violence, especially South Sudanese refugees. But state-sponsored discrimination and social intolerance have forced many gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans to seek asylum outside the country.
“We have a political boss," says immigration judge Dana Leigh Marks. And his decision on domestic violence as a case for asylum is why immigration courts should be independent, she and other judges say.
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