Friday, 29 November 2013

Randall May be Deported

Former British banker, Bernard Randall, who is due to stand trial in Uganda on charges of homosexuality after his laptop was stolen, revealing a tape he made with his Ugandan partner, may be deported next week instead:

A gay British man facing a charge of “trafficking obscene material” in Uganda may avert going to jail under the country’s oppressive anti-homosexual laws because the government won’t renew his visa...

Randall may not have to face the charge now as the Ugandan government plans to deport him on Dec. 6.

In order to stand trial, his visa would have to be extended. The Ugandan government has denied the extension, making him “an illegal alien.”

It's a remarkably similar move to the deportation of David Cecil, the British playwright who staged a theatre production addressing homosexuality. At least they've given Randall some notice of their intentions this time.

It remains to be seen what will happen to Randall's Ugandan housemate, Albert Cheptoyek.

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