Scottish offer of ayslum for Ugandan gays

SCOTLAND stands ready to offer asylum to Ugandans who are persecuted by the country's new anti-gay laws, external affairs minister Humza Yousaf has said.

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Mr Yousaf has written to Westminster Foreign Secretary William Hague urging the UK Government to make "strong representations" to Ugandan officials on the issue.

The anti-homosexuality legislation was enacted earlier this week, strengthening the country's already strict laws relating to gay people.

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