Uganda 'deports' David Cecil, producer of gay play

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February 12, 2013
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Uganda has deported a UK theatre producer who ran into trouble over a play about the condition of gay people, a UK embassy spokesman has said. David Cecil was arrested last September for "disobeying lawful orders" as it was performed without authorisation. The charges were subsequently dropped. He was rearrested last week as proceedings to deport him began on the grounds he was an "undesirable person". Homosexual acts are illegal in socially conservative Uganda. Mr Cecil, who has a Ugandan girlfriend and two children in the capital, Kampala, was arrested by immigration officers last Wednesday. A British foreign office spokesman told the BBC that Mr Cecil was deported on Monday evening.