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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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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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Zambia: Prosecutor absent, no bail after 5+ months in jail

A pattern of legal delays continued this week in the case of two young Zambian men who have been held without bail for more than five months awaiting continuation of their trial on charges of homosexual activity. A decision on … Continue reading

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5 months in Zambian jail as gay trial falters; no eyewitnesses

Observers in Zambia supplied this information about the ongoing trial of Philip Mubiana and James Mwape, who could face up to 14 years in prison on charges of homosexual activity: The clock keeps ticking in the homosexuality trial of James … Continue reading

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4th month in jail for gay couple facing Zambia trial delays

Activists in Zambia supplied this information about the ongoing trial of Philip Mubiana and James Mwape, who could face up to 14 years in prison on charges of homosexual activity: The homosexuality trial of  Philip Mubiana and James Mwape in … Continue reading

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Zambia: Sister and police testify against gay pair

Witnesses against two men on trial in Zambia for homosexuality testified this week about the circumstances of their arrest and their interview by police, but gave no direct testimony about the sexual relations they are charged with. James Mwape, 21, … Continue reading

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On the scene in Zambian courtroom in anti-gay case

CORRECTION: The judge in a case against two rural Zambian men accused of homosexual behavior DID NOT ORDER ordered the public out of the courtroom yesterday (June 10), saying that he wanted to spare people from hearing vulgar language. The … Continue reading

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