Friday, 7 March 2014

Save Cheptoyek

Bernard Randall, the British man deported from Uganda recently, has appealed to the British government to help save his Ugandan partner, Albert Cheptoyek.

Gay British man deported from Uganda urges government to help his partner: Bernard Randall says ministers need to do much more for Albert Cheptoyek, facing seven years' prison on indecency charges

The 65-year-old, who is battling to get his partner, Albert Cheptoyek, out of the country, where he faces up to seven years in jail on indecency charges, said that other countries had sent strong messages to Uganda over its persecution of gay people, but Britain needed to be "much more aggressive"...
Randall met Cheptoyek in Entebbe on 5 January last year while on holiday with a friend from Conyer who introduced him. "The attraction was instant – it was love at first sight," said Randall, whose wife died in 2011 from ovarian cancer. "I knew that I was gay as a teenager, but 50 years ago it was a completely different world. Gays were portrayed in a very negative way, whereas now there is much more much positive coverage."

Given the UK's history of deporting and murdering gay Ugandans, we don't fancy his chances, but we urge you to help by doing the following:

Write to:

Home Secretary Theresa May: / fax: +44 (0)20 7219 1145

Immigration Minister:

Ask them to intervene and allow Albert Cheptoyek safe passage to Britian.

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