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Briton faces Uganda gay sex trial

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Man faces possible prison term after stolen images of him engaging in homosexual acts were published by tabloid.

A British man faces a possible two-year prison sentence after stolen images of him engaging in sex with another man were published by a tabloid and then discovered by police in Uganda, where homosexual acts are illegal.

Bernard Randall, a 65-year-old retiree who pleaded not guilty last month in a Ugandan court to charges of "trafficking obscene publications," is next due to appear in court on November 18.

Days after Randall arrived in Uganda on holiday, robbers broke into where he was staying in the lakeshore town of Entebbe, near the capital Kampala, stealing cash, mobile telephones and his computer.

The robbers passed images on the laptop to the newspaper, later prompting police to arrest Randall, including taking him for a medical examination to "check" his homosexuality.

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