Tuesday, 12 February 2013

David Cecil Deported

We reported the other day that David Cecil was being held for deportation despite all charges against him being dropped.

Today he has been deported, separated from his partner and children in Uganda.

Uganda has deported David Cecil for producing and staging a play in August 2012, featuring a gay businessman who is killed by his own employees, a UK embassy spokesman has said...

David Cecil was arrested last September for ‘disobeying lawful orders’ as the play was performed without ‘authorisation’. The charges were subsequently dropped.

Falling prey to both Uganda's oppressive censorship laws and open homophobia.

We salute David's bravery in challenging the status quo on this matter, taking a stand on both the freedom of the Arts and human rights. Welcome back to the UK, we hope yourself and your family receive all the support you need.

We are particularly concerned for the safety of his partner and their children now that David is no longer in the country.

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