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Thu May 23, 2019, 05:41 PM

British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

Source: The Guardian

British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

Sam Little arrested after Guardian exposed massive distribution network of MMS in Uganda that was being supervised by US pastor

Alon Mwesigwa in Kampala and Ed Pilkington in New York
Thu 23 May 2019 19.06 BST Last modified on Thu 23 May 2019 19.27 BST

A British man has been arrested in Uganda on suspicions of “intoxicating the public” after he claimed to have carried out a trial of a “miracle cure” on local villagers using industrial bleach.

Sam Little, 25, from Arlesey in Bedfordshire was picked up by Ugandan police at 6am on Thursday in a village church in Kitembi, a few miles outside Fort Portal in western Uganda. Also arrested were two Ugandans who are suspected of being involved in the distribution of the bleach, which is known by advocates as MMS or Miracle Mineral Solution.

The arrests come five days after the Guardian exposed a massive distribution network of MMS in poor areas of Uganda that was being supervised by an American pastor from New Jersey. The network by its own estimation was handing out quantities of the bleach to up to 50,000 Ugandans every month and telling them that it was a cure-all for almost every serious disease including HIV/Aids and cancer.

Little supported the network with a donation of $10,000.

In the wake of the Guardian’s reporting, the US government put out an official warning in Uganda. The US mission, an outpost of the US embassy in Kampala, issued a public statement saying that it was aware of reports that MMS was being distributed by an American pastor in the country and stating: “We strongly condemn the distribution of this substance, which is extremely dangerous and is NOT a cure for any disease.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/23/british-man-arrested-on-suspicions-of-giving-bleach-based-cure-to-ugandans

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 07:37 PM

1. Has the US pastor/conman been arrested yet? nt

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Thu May 23, 2019, 07:44 PM

2. "Pastor" Baldwin may be back in New Jersey.

He has taken down his website and his Facebook page. He's complaining to NJ media that he is being demonized.

‘People are calling me Satan,’ says N.J. pastor accused of sending 50K Africans bogus ‘miracle cure’ made of bleach (NJ.com)

A New Jersey pastor shut down his website and deleted his social media accounts over the weekend after he was accused of running an international network that has given up to 50,000 people in Uganda a bogus cure for HIV, malaria and other diseases.


https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/people-are-calling-me-satan-says-nj-pastor-accused-of-sending-50k-africans-bogus-miracle-cure-made-of-bleach.html

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2019, 11:06 PM

3. What about freedom of religion to sell this poison?

What about freedom of religion to sell this poison?

Mike Huckabee sells some magic potions as well, doesn't he?

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