Africa

Zambian opponent of anti-gay laws wins at High Court

AIDS fighter Paul Kasonkomona can finally rest easy, more than two years after the government of Zambia arrested him for publicly suggesting repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law. He was acquitted last year of the charge that his televised comment should be punished as  “soliciting for immoral purposes.”  The government appealed the acquittal, but today … 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 Mwape and Philip Mubiana in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia.  They’re heading toward five months in jail without … 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 Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia, has been delayed again. The judge, Kabwe Principal Resident Magistrate John Mbuzi, … Continue reading