Gay man set to be deported from Edmonton to Uganda: ‘I’m in a nightmare’

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12/14/2023

A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man, who Global News is not identifying and calling “Sue” to protect him, is being forced to fly out on Tuesday. He came to Canada as an international student and has been working as a nurse, but his work visa expired. When he applied for refugee status, his application — and subsequent appeals — were rejected. In May 2023, Uganda criminalized same-sex behaviour. The new law received widespread international criticism and has been described as “draconian” by LGBTQ advocates. Under Ugandan law, a death sentence is possible for someone convicted of “aggravated homosexuality.”

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