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British Man on Trial In Uganda Over Gay Sex Photos to Be Deported

In November we reported on a British and a Ugandan man 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.

Bernard randallNow, a Ugandan court has order that Bernard Randall, the 65-year-old retiree who denied the charge of trafficking obscene publications, be deported back to the U.K.

BBC reports:

Judge Hellen Ajio ordered Mr Randall should be deported from Uganda within 12 hours.

Mr Randall, who first appeared in court in Uganda in November, would have faced a possible two-year prison sentence if found guilty.

He was charged alongside his friend Albert Cheptoyek, 30, a Ugandan national with whom he shares a house.

Mr Cheptoyek told the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga that Mr Randall was being held in the court's cells awaiting his deportation.

The Foreign Office said it would not be commenting on Randall’s deportation. Cheptoyek is currently awaiting trial for his charges. He has denied the more serious charge of carrying out "acts of gross indecency" which is punishable by up to seven years in jail.

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  1. You are way too late with this story. The guy has been back in Britain for hours already ! He has given interviews with the British media hours ago too. He is now looking at ways to get his roomy asylum in the UK.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jan 25, 2014 3:15:28 PM


  2. I would be happy with deportation back to my more liberal gay-friendly country. Sure beats being stoned to death or 7 years in prison.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jan 25, 2014 3:30:20 PM


  3. Well, I'm relieved for him. I hope he gets as much media publicity as he can handle, so that he emphasize the oppression gays are facing as a direct result of religious fascism.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Jan 25, 2014 3:39:54 PM


  4. I hope he manages to save the man in the photos with him as well.

    Posted by: JMC | Jan 26, 2014 4:28:09 PM


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