Friday, November 22, 2013

A British Man is Charged in Uganda for Possessing a Gay Sex Video

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.

More information on Peter Tatchell Foundation.

1 comment:

  1. By Michael Fitzgerald:

    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.