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Tortured Ugandan Lesbian seeks UK Asylum
Prossy Kakooza, 26, who lives in Bolton, Lancashire, is due to have her appeal heard in May.
Uganda in line with many other African countries has outlawed homosexuality. Ms Kakooza was handed over to Ugandan police by her brother when he found her with her girlfriend of five years.
She was then subjected to multiple rapes and branded with red hot meat skewers on her thighs by drunken police officers.
She said: “I’m still receiving counselling at a rape crisis centre. “I have nightmares every night and I don’t think I will ever get over what happened to me.”
Ms Kakooza, who is a University graduate, was eventually rescued and smuggled from the country by a friend who bribed guards to release her.
On arriving in the UK she was seen at a medical centre where doctors were shocked by her horrific injuries and called the police.
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