Giles Muhame, the managing editor of the Rolling Stone that published an article identifying a group of Ugandans as homosexuals, is set to appeal againstÂ todayâ€™s High Court rulingÂ against the newspaper.
The article indicated addresses and pictures of the individuals whom it described as "Uganda's top homos" under the title â€œHang themâ€.
The High Court ruled that the newspaper violated the constitutional rights to privacy and safety of these individuals. The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Uganda announced that the court had awarded the three plaintiffs in whose names the case was launched damages of shs4.5m.
However, Muhame who says Rolling Stone is â€œexposing the evil in our societyâ€ told The Independent that the newspaperâ€™s lawyers were already preparing an affidavit to set foot in the court of appeal. â€œWe are also going to get signatures from Ugandans,â€ he added.
Human rights groups warned that the article in October put the lives of gay people in danger, saying that at least one women named in the story had been forced to leave her home after neighbours pelted it with stones.