Zimbabwean Police Arrest Gay Activists

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 13:52

Two Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe employees arrested

The Zimbabwean police have arrested two members of a gay organisation after they put up a letter in their office from former San Francisco mayor, Willie Lewis Brown, criticising Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s opposition to homosexuality.

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe employees, Ellen Chadehama and Ingatius Mhambi, were arrested on allegations under Zimbabwe’s censorship laws.

Police say Chadehama and Mhambi’s letter, mounted on an office wall, undermines Mugabe’s authority, an offence under sweeping security laws carrying a penalty of a fine or brief imprisonment.

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