Charges Against Gay Play Producer in Uganda Dropped
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
January 02 2013 2:28 PM ET
David Cecil, the 34-year-old theater producer who had faced prison time for staging a gay-themed play, The River and The Mountain, in Uganda despite an injunction, just got lucky. The courts in Uganda dropped all charges against Cecil and his passport was returned to him, according to Sky News. Arrested in September, Cecil was facing two years in prison for "disobeying lawful orders" in staging the play about LGBT folks. According to Sky News, little evidence was produced against the defendant, but more than 2,500 people — including celebs Simon Callow and Stephen Fry — signed a petition urging that the charges be dropped.
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