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Uganda: British producer of gay play to appeal against deportation from country

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  1. GingerlyColors 14 Feb 2013, 7:23am

    Would it be wise to stay? Deportation from Uganda would be the least of my worries when the alternative is a spell in one of their prisons.

    1. Deportation from Uganda is like god saying get out while you can.

      As Mrs Overall might have said.

    2. Spanner1960 14 Feb 2013, 12:41pm

      Sure, but would you want to leave your Ugandan wife and two small children behind? There’s a bigger picture here.

      1. GingerlyColors 14 Feb 2013, 6:21pm

        Surely he should be able to bring his wife and children with him. I do want restrictions on immigration into this country but that does not mean we should deny people from hellhole countries like Uganda entry into the UK.

        1. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2013, 12:07pm

          There is technically no reason to.
          Their lives are not at risk.

  2. Gook luck to him.

    Cecil has surely received moral support from international groups concerned with human rights, Amnesty, and no doubt, the UN.

  3. Mister Fister 14 Feb 2013, 7:40pm

    The BBC reported this on their website thus: ‘The Ugandan parliament is considering legislation increasing penalties for homosexual acts’. Note how they don’t say the penalty is death.

    Do we need any more examples that show how deeply homophobic the BBC are? We pay for this through the TV license – isn’t it about time we took action against these bigots?

    1. Perhaps they haven’t stated that “the penalty is death” because there is no evidence that a death penalty remains in the current bill.

      As for the BBC’s coverage of gay rights in Uganda, here’s a sample:
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3216229.stm
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6952157.stm
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7437854.stm
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8308912.stm
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8412962.stm
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12299786
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13278374
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16963339
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20754891

      I also doubt that homophobes would publish this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16068010

      All in all, I fail to see anything in the above that could be reasonably interpreted as being hateful or fearful of homosexual people.

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