From his cell, AIDS activist sues Zambia

Report from Muvi TV in Zambia:

Human and gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona has sued government for alleged unlawful detention.

Through his lawyers of SNB legal practitioners, Kasonkomona is claiming damages saying he is suffering false imprisonment.

He is also demanding damages for mental distress and injury.

In his statement of claim filed in the Lusaka high court, Kasonkomona claims police have been delaying to give him his tuberculosis and anti-retro viral drugs ARVs.

He says this puts his life at risk as it is against his medication timetable.

 

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor/publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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