Gay Ugandan wins right to stay in Sweden

A gay man from Uganda seeking asylum in Sweden will not be deported, reports newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Lawrence Kaala is one of two Ugandan refugees who married in Sweden in January at a ceremony attended by government minister Birgitta Ohlsson.

On Thursday, the Migration Board decided not to send him back to Uganda. He says that he would have been killed, and that the Ugandan authorities have already tortured him.

On Sunday, a Ugandan newspaper called the couple homosexual "agents".

Kaala is critical of how the Swedish authorities handled his case, asking, "Why did I get a lawyer specialised in political asylum, but completely incompetent on LGBT issues?"