When Freda Nsumba was outed as a teenage lesbian in Uganda the treatment she says she received was barbaric. She claims she was beaten, forced to walk on her knees until they bled and fed goats’ blood to cast out her demons.
Now she’s claiming asylum in Britain, saying she faces persecution, arrest and abuse if she is forced to go back home.
But her case lies in the balance and she could be flown home as early as this Friday (28 September).
Here is her story in her own words, as far as possible.