[Update: The group has now been restored, though no explanation has been given why it was pulled.] [Second update: Mike of Progress Now says, “I ran it up the flagpole with our contact at Facebook. The group is back up now. He said it was not taken down, it was just a bug.”]

On a new, hopefully temporary Facebook group, Warren Throckmorton writes:

On Friday, January 29 Facebook removed the group Speak Out Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009. There was no warning or explanation. Multiple inquiries have been made by many members of the group with no replies as yet.

Whatever the reason, please join this group if you would like to see the group returned. The group was the original effort to bring together a diverse group of people to speak out against the bill.

The URL of the Speak Out group is www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=198541255168 and [it] had over 15,000 members when it was removed. Please write Facebook and ask for an explanation and for the group to be reinstated.

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