Uganda: Trial begins of two men charged under anti-gay law

This is the first trial since the law harshening penalties for those found guilty of homosexuality was enacted earlier this year.

They appeared at a magistrate’s court on Wednesday in Kampala in order to apply for bail following the announcement that prosecutors believed to have enough evidedence, will proceed with a case against them.

They were charged with engaging in acts “against the order of nature”, reports the Associated Press. The law calls for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and makes it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay.