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Court rules for LGBT rights group in Zimbabwe

Attorney Tonderai Bhatasara (holding bag)  and the GALZ team outside the court. (Photo courtesy of GALZ and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.)

Attorney Tonderai Bhatasara (holding bag) and the GALZ team outside the court. (Photo courtesy of GALZ and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.)

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) today won a court case that was aimed at shutting it down.

Magistrate Don Ndirowei ruled that GALZ was exempt from the registration requirement that the prosecution had accused it of ignoring.

“This is yet another legal victory that vindicates GALZ work of representing and protecting the rights and interests of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and Intersex people in Zimbabwe,” the group said.

The prosecution had claimed that Martha Tholanah, GALZ chairperson,  knew  that the organization was not registered and “unlawfully took part in the management of the organisation by gathering its members and continued to carry out activities while engaging in gays and lesbians activities.”

For more information, see the article “Martha Tholanah’s charges quashed” on the GALZ website.

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