Melanie Nathan – Dec 07, 2010 – - David Bahati, the Ugandan MP who authored the Anti-Homosexual Bill in Uganda obtained a single event visa to come to the USA to attend a conference. Unlike other MPs, the American mission in Kampala gave him a single-entry visa specifically for one specific event, that is according to the Ugandan Press and an article by Dr. Warren Throckmorten.
From: Doug Hadden
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 8:36 PM
Subject: Response from Doug Hadden
“There seems to be some interest into the whereabouts of David Bahati. In my volunteer role as VP of Communications for ICGFM, I can confirm that he is not at our conference, nor will he be permitted to enter the conference. As you can imagine, from a very non-political organization, doing good work in sharing good practices in public financial management, we have been placed in a very uncomfortable position.”
“I cannot speculate whether Mr. Bahati is in the United States. And, if he is in the United States, I cannot speculate on whether this is considered legal or illegal entry”
VP of Communications ICGFM
Bahati’s ultimate intent in the US is to garner support of his US collaborators , which include specific Evangelical co-conspirators, to support his run for the next Ugandan Parliament, for a campaign based very much on the Anti-Homosexual Hate Bill that he has already introduced to the Ugandan Parliament.
We previously reported our interest as a community in protesting and making Bahati feel most unwelcome .
One can only wonder if in doing so here on US SOIL, while in the country illegally, could subject the Ugandan MP to arrest? Does diplomatic immunity apply if you enter as country illegally? Because we have hate crimes legislation – collusion to murder gays, under the guise of legal death sentence to my way of thinking is indeed a crime here in the USA and would involve BAHATI and anyone who he talks to. Also a collusion could be detected in involving Americans in breaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on US soil as compared to on UGANDAN soil.