One-day delay in Zambia trial of AIDS activist


Paul Kasonkomona (Photo courtesy of Muvi TV)
Paul Kasonkomona (Photo courtesy of Muvi TV)

In Zambia, the court hearing scheduled for today, June 4, in the case against human rights activist and AIDS fighter Paul Kasonkomona has been postponed until tomorrow morning, June 5.

Kasonkomona was arrested April 7 and charged with “soliciting for immoral purposes” immediately after he appeared on a live television show and spoke in favor of the repeal of Zambia’s anti-homosexuality law.

For more information, see the article “Homosexuality at issue in 2 trials in Zambia this week.”

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, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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