Tory peer criticised for private meeting with Ugandan president

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Dolar Popat hosts Yoweri Museveni, who has been condemned for rights abuses

A Conservative peer has held a private meeting at parliament with the president of Uganda, who has faced condemnation for rights abuses and homophobia, prompting condemnation from Labour.

Dolar Popat, a businessman and Tory life peer, who is the government’s trade envoy for Uganda and Rwanda, was scheduled to hold a lunch on Friday at the House of Lords with Yoweri Museveni, who has led Uganda since 1988, officials in the upper house said.

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