Monday, 18 November 2013

Randall Case Postponed

The British man arrested with his Ugandan housemate last month has appeared in court today.

The 65-year-old is charged alongside his friend Albert Cheptoyek, 30, a Ugandan national with whom he shares a house.

Mr Cheptoyek has denied a more serious charge of carrying out "acts of gross indecency", which could see him jailed for up to seven years if found guilty.

Mr Randall was arrested after thieves stole a laptop from his house. Stills from a video on it then appeared in a tabloid.

Mr. Randall claims that the photos were leaked to the tabloids after he refused to be blackmailed. The robber is claiming that Mr. Randall offered him the tapes to try to 'lure him into being his sexual partner.'

Of course, the other more likely scenario is that Red Pepper employed the men to break into his house and steal his laptop after discovering he was gay. Tabloids that incite people to murder by telling them to 'hang' gay people, and out LGBT people for sales, can hardly claim to be above such acts.

The trial has now been adjourned:

The trial in Uganda of a British man arrested after images of him having gay sex were published has been postponed until December.

...Randall's lawyer, Annette Bada, told a Ugandan court that she needed access to prosecution evidence in order to mount a defense. A judge granted the request and set a new court date of Dec. 4.

We will update you as news becomes available.

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