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Conflict & Justice

Uganda's other refugee crisis

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.

Politics

Uganda's gay community is one step away from a new reality — being illegal

If you're a gay rights activist in Uganda, well, you're now illegal according to an anti-gay bill just passed by the country's parliament. The bill bans any sort of promotion or protection of gay rights. It also calls for life in prison for those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" which is defined as gay sex with those infected by HIV, minors, and the disabled. But activists aren't throwing in the towel, they're girding for a fight.

Conflict & Justice

Being gay in Uganda

A Ugandan government minister has said that a proposed law which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts is ?not necessary?. The bill sparked international condemnation. Jeb Sharp talks with Maria Burnett, researcher for Human Rights Watch.

Global Scan

Vladimir Putin offers an early Christmas present to a man once considered his biggest rival

Mikhail Khodorkovsky has spent a decade in a Russian prison colony, convicted of tax fraud and other malfeasance. But before he went to jail, he was the richest man in Russia — viewed as a legitimate challenger to Vladimir Putin. Some have speculated it was that threat, more than any misdeeds, that sent him to prison. But Friday, Putin pardoned Khodorkovsky and released him from prison. That and more in today's Global Scan.