Uganda jails play producer, plans to deport him

Published: February 11, 2013

Ugandan authorities said today that they plan to deport a British man who was charged last year with producing a play about Uganda and the issue of homosexuality.

Charges against David Cecil, 35, were dropped last year, but now Reuters reports that Uganda’s director for immigration, Godfrey Sasagah, says “the process of removing him from the country is on.”

He was reportedly imprisoned while the deportation proceedings got under way.

“He’s going to be removed from the country … this was a decision that was taken by the minister (of internal affairs) … and we have prepared the relevant papers.”

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