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Zambia: Police raid suspected gays without warrants

Don’t forget Zambia’s oppressed LGBT community, who continue to endure  homophobic repression even as Uganda and Nigeria teeter on the verge of adopting their own new repressive laws targeting their LGBT citizens.  Zambia has been conducting a harsh anti-gay crackdown since last spring. Four people are facing prosecution for  homosexuality. A fifth is on trial … Continue reading

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No bail; 6 months in Zambian prison on gay charges

A Zambian judge yesterday refused to grant bail to two young Zambian men who have been imprisoned for six months without a conviction on charges of homosexual activity. Activists monitoring the legal proceedings against Philip Mubiana and James Mwape of rural Kapiri Mposhi reported that Kabwe High Court Judge Sikazwe rejected an appeal for immediate … Continue reading

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No bail, no trial; 5+ months in Zambian prison on gay charges

Two Zambian men have been jailed for nearly six months without a conviction on  homosexuality charges that resulted in their arrest last spring. They are victims of continuing legal delays and the country’s public campaign against homosexuals. The latest delay in the case of Philip Mubiyana and James Mwape came as the judge ordered the … Continue reading