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In Uganda Linda Nakibuka was attacked, sexually harassed and beaten by people who think homosexuality is a sin and contiguous. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda She came to the UK to be able for the first time to be herself as a lesbian and to live and study free from the persecution she faced in her own country.
On 11April 2012, Linda went to the UK Borders Agency to apply for asylum. However, despite her visa still being valid she was put in detention, placed on fast track and her claim was dismissed by the UKBA and the Immigration Judge, despite the fact that she had witnesses who knew her from Uganda and as well LGBT friends in the UK.
Thanks to all who signed the petition, demonstrated and wrote letters LINDA HAS BEEN FREED FROM DETENTION! On the 24th July Linda was freed , now out of Yarls Wood she is fighting the next stage to get asylum which has been refused.
On 7th July 2010 the UK Supreme Court overturned the racist, homophobic policy of sending Lesbian/Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people to their deaths. However little has changed. The UKBA has devised another trick of telling LGBT asylum seekers that they are not gay, as a pretext to deport them. We cannot let this continue - be a part of the change by signing this petition.
Linda is known to be gay in Uganda - She cannot be safe there. Asylum NOW for Linda Nakibuuka!