Uganda has deported David Cecil, a British man who produced a play about homosexuality, the BBC reported today.
Quoting a UK embassy spokesman, the BBC said Cecil was deported yesterday evening, Feb. 11, as an “undesirable person.”
He was arrested in September for “disobeying lawful orders” for putting on the play without government authorization, but the charges were later dropped.
He was arrested again last week in connection with the deportation proceedings.
Cecil has a girlfriend and young family in Kampala.
“We are concerned that he was deported without being given an opportunity to challenge the deportation order through the Ugandan courts,” a British foreign service spokesman said.
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