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21:03 | 20th August 2017

News: World

Mon 24 May, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


President Robert Mugabe has described same-sex partners as "lower than dogs and pigs" but arrests of gays are rare in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe police arrest two after gay organisation raid

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A defense attorney says police in Zimbabwe have arrested two members of a local gay organization.

Attorney David Hofisi says he has not been allowed to visit them in jail since their arrest Friday but they were expected to be brought to court later Monday.

Ellen Chadehama, 34, and Ingatius Mhambi, 38, are employees of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) organization. They were arrested on allegations under Zimbabwe's censorship laws.



Police raided the offices of their gay and HIV/Aids awareness group searching for indecent materials, and removed documents and computer files.

Homosexuality is illegal in most African countries. President Robert Mugabe has described same-sex partners as "lower than dogs and pigs" but arrests of gays are rare in Zimbabwe.

Source: AP

 

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