Gay rights activists hack Ugandan government website

August 16, 2012 18:58

KAMPALA - Gay rights activists hacked several Ugandan government websites on Thursday to denounce what they see as the harassment of homosexuals in the east African country, the government said.

A controversial bill that initially proposed hanging gays in the conservative country is before a parliamentary committee, where its progress appears to have stalled.

A hacker who used the Twitter social media name @PinkNinj4 defaced several government websites including those of the prime minister's office, parliament, the Uganda Securities Exchange and Uganda Law Society, a government statement said.

"Message to the government of Uganda: you want to put people to death only because they have different likings," read one message posted on the website of the Uganda Law Society.

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