Tag Archives: James Mwape

LGBT in Zambia: ‘How many more lives will be ruined?’

In response to the latest court case against alleged homosexuals in Zambia, the leader of the Zambian human rights organization Friends of Rainka has called for an end to persecution of LGBT people. Juliet Mphande, executive director of Friends of … Continue reading

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6 in court facing anti-gay charges in Zambia, Emirates

In recent days, anti-homosexuality laws have resulted in three court cases involving six defendants in two countries: Zambia: 11 months in prison with no conviction, no bail The trial of James Mwape and Philip Mubiana has been adjourned to April … Continue reading

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10 months in Zambian prison on gay charges; no bail

Approaching 10 months in prison without bail on homosexuality charges, two young Zambian men learned today that their ordeal will continue. Magistrate John Mbuzi ruled that the prosecution’s recently completed case against them was strong enough that the case should … Continue reading

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9 months in Zambian prison on gay charges; no bail

After eight months in prison without bail on homosexuality charges, two young Zambian men last week saw the prosecution wrap up its case against them. Philip Mubiana and James Mwape  were arrested in early May 2013, when family members in … Continue reading

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8 months in Zambian prison on gay charges; no bail

The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case tomorrow (Jan. 24) against two young Zambian men facing homosexuality charges. Philip Mubiana and James Mwape  have been imprisoned for eight months without bail since they were arrested in early May, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Zambia LGBTs seek liberties of ‘every other citizen’

In a new video, human rights activist Juliet Mphande calls on Zambia to grant LGBT people “the same liberties as  every other citizen.” “We have a nation that historically has spoken out against all forms of injustice across the region,” … 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 … Continue reading

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In Zambia, ‘trial by ambush’ in anti-gay case

The defense attorney for two young Zambian men charged with homosexual activity has challenged the testimony of a medical assistant whom the prosecution called as an expert witness in the case. In the Oct. 25 continuation of the trial in … Continue reading

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How to help victims of anti-gay laws in Zambia

How can people help those who are facing criminal charges in Zambia on the basis of their sexual orientation or their advocacy of LGBT rights? The Southern Africa Litigation Center has a suggestion — write to your government to find … Continue reading

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