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Phones Protect Uganda's Sex Workers From Police Harassment

When Fatia, 25, leaves her home to sell sex in the grungy hotels and hastily parked cars of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, she keeps her hand clenched around her phone. After three years, her biggest fear is not violent clients or exposure to HIV, but harassment by Kampala's police. "The police start charging you. They say it (prostitution) is not allowed in the country," Fatia, who declined to give her full name, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a phone...

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