Zambia arrests activist after gay rights appeal on TV

08 Apr

If only such swift measures would be applied to the real problems in Zambia..


Police officers in Zambia arrested human rights activist Paul Kasonkomona today immediately after he appeared live on MUVI television urging recognition of gay rights, the TV station reported.

Police said they were following orders from top officials in the police force.

On April 4, police spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela urged members of the public to report anyone “involved in” homosexuality to the nearest police station.

That statement came in response to an attempt by four male couples to register as married over the Easter weekend.

Under Zambian law, sexual relations between men are punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

“The offence of homosexuality attracts a sentence of not less than five years imprisonment, and therefore anyone who will be found wanting will face the wrath of the law,” Kanjela said.

In his TV appearance, Kasonkomona said that gay rights are like any other form of human rights, and should…

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Zambia arrests activist after gay rights appeal on TV

  1. Clare Flourish

    April 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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    • D.C.

      April 14, 2013 at 9:29 am



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