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Uganda Wants to Apply Anti-porn Law to… Everything

Even athletes will be assessed under guidelines of the proposed new law

Uganda Wants to Apply Anti-porn Law to… Everything

UGANDA—An Ugandan anti-pornography law that is narrowly tailored to include only publications now will be expanded to include just about any creative endeavor, including broadcasting, stage plays, music, art, fashion, motion pictures and audio recordings. Even sports will be tightly monitored under the new law.

Blaming the quickly eroding morals of the country squarely on the availability of porn, Ethics minister Dr. Nsaba Buturo told journalists yesterday that the law as it currently stands was too limited to stop the proliferation of different forms of pornography.

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“Buturo said a committee would be created to collect and destroy existing pornographic objects, educate the public on the dangers of pornography and promote rehabilitation of individuals affected by pornography,” reported TheNewVision.com. “According to Buturo, the proposed law includes any action that depicts unclothed or under-clothed parts of a human body such as breasts, thighs, buttocks or genitalia.”

It also will include actions that depict or describe sexual intercourse or any behavior that is usually associated with sexual intercourse or sexual stimulation. Penalties also will be increased to include jail sentences up to 15 years.

If enacted, the new law will exclude teaching aides and other medical or scientific apparatus approved by the education minister or that of health for health and education purposes, and people engaged in sports will be “allowed to dress appropriately as long as it is not used as a pretext for exhibiting or trafficking in pornography.”

U.S. Open tennis, anyone?






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