Ugandan Police arrest two men for watching “gay porn” 12

You can’t make this up!

Reports reaching yours truly, via Spectrum Uganda indicate that a day or so ago Steven Dhont, a Belgian national and a male Kenyan friend were arrested in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb, at 12am in their home for watching “gay porn.” The police then confiscated the “gay porn” they had been watching – the movie Sex and the City.

Ugandan police deem Sex and the City to be "gay porn"

Ugandan police brand Sex and the City as “gay porn”

The two men apparently heard a knock at their door at 12am Sunday 27th January 2014 as they were watching the movie. Both were dressed in boxer shorts and wife-beaters (vests). When Dhont responded to the knock at the door, he was accosted by armed police, who insisted on arresting both men, despite producing no arrest warrant, and taking them to the police station without giving them an opportunity to dress up. The movie was also confiscated – also without a legal warrant.

The two men were then carted off to Ntinda Police Station, had their statements recorded and then they were transferred to Kira Road Police Station where the police ordered anal tests to be done on them for signs of homo-sodomy. Steven Dhont refused to be subjected to an anal examination without his lawyer present.

Today 28th January, the duo was paraded before the media, but it is still not clear what charges have been leveled against them.

So, there you have it. Police in Uganda can decide that the movie you are watching in the privacy of your home is pornographic, arrest you and then order anal tests to be done on your belonging.

Oh Uganda may God uphold thee/We lay our future in thy hands/United free/For liberty/Together we’ll always stand!

12 comments

  1. The whole thing from beginning to end (and it has not ended yet for these people) is pathetic. “Sex in the City” as gay porn! Anal exams demand! And more! Uganda has not enacted a “Jail the Gays” law, unlike Nigeria. I have contacted a few guys/gays in Nigeria through the website Adam4Adam.com. I asked them about the Nigerian “Jail the Gays” law recently enacted. Their responses ranged from “it’s no big deal and business as usual” to “Shaking in Their Boots”. The “Shaking in Their Boots” is the prevalent response. It’s so sad.

  2. Seba, thank you for circulating news that never makes it to the US. @ Dean, interesting since most of what I’ve heard is “business as usual”, from Pt. Harcourt at least….

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  5. I am reliably informed that the police were brought to Steven Dhont’s house by a disgruntled former house help who’d tried to blackmail him at some point, apparently in vain.

  6. Now you are trivializing the issue as watching Sex and the City!! The guys are homos and it is illegal in Uganda period. The fact is gays are despised in Uganda and you even risk mob justice when seen in public. So watch ye all gays when you come to UG. Don’t say we didn’t warn you

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  10. This is utterly depressing to me as a Ugandan. I don’t know whether to write an essay about how it makes me feel or just hurl a plate at the wall.

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