African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group were joined by RMT union activists and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell at a demonstration outside the Uganda High Commission in London on 18 November, protesting two anti-gay “show trials” in Uganda and demanding the release of Samuel Ganafa, Bernard Randall and Albert Cheptoyek.
Samuel K Ganafa, the Executive Director of Spectrum Uganda and the Chair of Sexual Minorities Uganda, appeared in court on Monday 18 November on charges of “sodomy”, under section 145 of the Ugandan penal code. Three other LGBT rights advocates also face charges, including retired British expatriate Bernard Randall, and his Ugandan partner Albert Cheptoyek.
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