Bernard Randall, originally from Kent (UK), has appeared in court in Uganda accused of possessing a gay sex video, after someone stole a laptop from his house.
Randall has denied a charge of trafficking obscene publications. Remember that homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda, and the British man faces a possible two-year prison sentence if found guilty.
Randall's case has attracted a lot of international attention. Reporters representing media groups from around the world are attending this case.
A demonstration was held in central London to highlight the case, asking freedom for Randall and the end of gay show trials in Uganda.
In Mauritania, Sudan and Nigeria, same-sex sexual activity is punishable by death. And Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia lead the 38 African countries where homosexuality is punished by imprisonment.
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By Michael Fitzgerald:ReplyDelete
Probably the darkest nation on the dark continent - so much ignorance there - it boggles the mind. Just today, I heard on the news that AIDS is the leading cause of death among teenagers (straight, not gay) in Africa.