Uganda gay sex case Briton arrives home

2014-01-29 11:24
Briton Bernard Randall, 65, who is being charged with trafficking in obscene publications, attends a trial hearing which was postponed until December, in Entebbe, Uganda. (Rebecca Vassie, AP)

Briton Bernard Randall, 65, who is being charged with trafficking in obscene publications, attends a trial hearing which was postponed until December, in Entebbe, Uganda. (Rebecca Vassie, AP)

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Cape Town – A retired British man who was at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda has reportedly arrived home after being deported.

A Ugandan court last week ordered Bernard Randall’s deportation after a charge of “trafficking obscene publications” was dropped.

An official from the prosecutor's office gave no reason for the change, but said Randall, 65, was being deported because he had "kept on corrupting Uganda's youth" and had not renewed his visa on time.  

According to a BBC report, Randall, who would have faced a possible two-year prison sentence if found guilty, said he was looking into the possibility of the Ugandan man he lived with claiming asylum in the UK.

He said if one was to have a complete life, they could not be denied their sexuality.

Randall first appeared in court in Uganda in November. He was charged alongside his friend Albert Cheptoyek, 34, with whom he shared a house.

- News24
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