Tag Archives: Kapiri Mposhi

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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Zambia’s growing intolerance towards LGBTI persons

From Zambian human rights activist Juliet Mphande: During recent weeks, we have received numerous reports of increased violations against sexually diverse and gender-variant persons, particularly gay men, in Zambia. Beating by anti-gay mob, including police On January 3, 2014, a … 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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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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Amid repression, Zambian First Lady opposes anti-LGBT bias

Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, the wife of Zambian President Michael Sata, has appealed for an end to discrimination against sexual minorities. There was no word about whether her words will have any immediate effect on Zambia’s ongoing wave of homophobic repression, … 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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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 … Continue reading

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