World leaders

A collection of statements,  condemning the murder of David Kato, made by world leaders:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

“We recommit ourselves to David’s work… At home and around the world, LGBT persons continue to be subjected to unconscionable bullying, discrimination, and hate.”

Full statement at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/27/statement-president-killing-david-kato

US SECRETARY OF STATE, HILARY CLINTON:

“His tragic death underscores how critical it is that both the government and the people of Uganda, along with the international community, speak out against the discrimination, harassment, and intimidation of Uganda’s LGBT community…”

For the full statement go to: http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2011/January/20110127155213yggep0.9050061.html

PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT:

“He was a remarkable human rights defender.”

Full press release at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/president/view/en/press/press_release/2011/2011-January/press_release-2011-January-32.html

UNITED NATIONS:

“UNAIDS denounces homophobia and actions that incite violence against individuals and communities.”

For the UNAIDS press statement go to: http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2011/january/20110127uganda/

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT:

“David was a brave and courageous man who stood as a giant, together with others, against the homophobes in government, parliament, in the Church and in the media that preached for hatred and persecution of homosexuals.”

For the full statement go to: http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/press-releases/joint-statement-death-of-david-kato-lgbt-activist-in-uganda/

DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO UGANDA:

“The work of Human Rights Defenders like David Kato is crucial to the protection of the rights of the vulnerable and the creation of a fair and tolerant society for all.”

For the full statement go to: http://www.deluga.ec.europa.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=231:local-eu-statement-on-the-murder-of-david-kato&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=265

COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT: 

“We deplore hate crimes of any nature and the vilification and targeting of gay and lesbian people run counter to the fundamental values of the Commonwealth, which include non-discrimination on any grounds.”

For the full statement go to: http://www.thecommonwealth.org/news/233567/270111davidkato.htm

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