U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gives his speech during the annual Munich Security ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Uganda on Tuesday to repeal a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality, warning it could fuel prejudice and encourage harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Ban also conveyed his concerns to Uganda’s U.N. envoy Monday, just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed the law in the face of protests from rights groups and criticism from Western donors. “The Secretary-General urges the Government to protect all persons from violence and discrimination, and hopes that the law can be revised or repealed at the earliest opportunity,” Ban’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said on Tuesday. More