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British Man and Ugandan Face Trial Over Gay Sex Photos Passed to Tabloid from Stolen Laptop

A British and a Ugandan man are facing a possible prison sentence in Uganda after a tabloid published photos of them having sex that were taken off a laptop stolen from the British man by burglars, Al Jazeera reports:

RandallBernard Randall, a 65-year-old retiree who pleaded not guilty last month in a Ugandan court to charges of "trafficking obscene publications," is next due to appear in court on November 18.

Days after Randall arrived in Uganda on holiday, robbers broke into where he was staying in the lakeshore town of Entebbe, near the capital Kampala, stealing cash, mobile telephones and his computer. The robbers passed images on the laptop to the newspaper, later prompting police to arrest Randall, including taking him for a medical examination to "check" his homosexuality. Films on the computer were handed to a Ugandan tabloid newspaper that specialises in sordid sex and celebrity stories.

"It was private images on a private computer," Randall said, describing his horror at seeing personal photographs printed in the newspaper. "If any trafficking was done, it was by the robbers who took the laptop, and the newspaper for printing them."

The Ugandan man, who is unnamed, has also pleaded not guilty.

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  1. Britain needs to stop all aid to that cesspit of a country.

    Uganda is a backward dump. The genocidal homophobia of the vast majority of the population in that disgusting dump of a country means that no civilised country should feel any sense of responsibility for Uganda.

    I hope Uganda faces a harsh famine soon.

    The only good homophobe is a dead homophobe.

    Posted by: MaryM | Nov 14, 2013 11:18:08 AM


  2. @ "I hope Uganda faces a harsh famine soon."

    That would affect Gay Ungandans also. MaryM, Mother of God, you're all heart, ain'tcha'?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 14, 2013 11:27:30 AM


  3. I feel bad for this guy but who the f*#k goes to Uganda for a holiday?!

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Nov 14, 2013 12:14:11 PM


  4. These photos are all over the internet. Oh I forgot they don't have internet access. They are almost impossible to filter out even if they have internet censorship.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 14, 2013 12:27:45 PM


  5. "I feel bad for this guy but who the f*#k goes to Uganda for a holiday?!"

    I think the term is "sex tourist". Not saying that's what this 65 year old man is or was.

    This 65 year old gay man probably had few to no options for romance in his native country so he took a chance and went to Uganda. There are young gay men in Uganda who are desperate to get out of that country for obvious reasons.

    Who knows, if the 65 year old finds someone he likes he might take him back to Britain - a win-win for both of them: the older guy finds a partner (maybe) and the younger guy escapes from Uganda. Sort of a quid pro quo. I'm sure it has happened before and will happen again.

    Posted by: elg | Nov 14, 2013 1:00:02 PM


  6. Horrible news from Uganda as always, what to expect. Now, being gay/bisexual and going to that country is like being a Jew and going to Nazi Germany, not the best idea. But well, miserable countries –Russia included- have learned that taking on a culturally hated minority distract from more pressing problems. That trick never fails.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUHT | Nov 14, 2013 6:04:42 PM


  7. Randall, it seems, is not very bright. Let's see. You go to Uganda, a country known for its collective homophobia, and you don't even think of using an encrypted file system to store images/videos that might get you into trouble?

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 15, 2013 3:20:28 AM


  8. Sorry but my sympathy for these sex tourists who go to poor countries and exploit the usually minority men is zero. Often it is white gays men who exploit these men and then leave them in the same or worse situations. You can pay for sex in your own country. Gross. There's a reason you are single at 65.

    Posted by: FakeOutrage | Nov 15, 2013 4:17:07 AM


  9. i wish ,and i wish this gay is hanged,for what is spreading!!!

    Posted by: Jean Claude | Nov 17, 2013 7:53:53 AM


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