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 Zimbabwe Police Arrest Gay Activists

 Zimbabwe Police Arrest Gay Activists


Two activists with the group Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe were arrested after they posted in their office a letter written by former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown that criticizes president Robert Mugabe's virulently antigay views.

Police who raided the group's office and arrested the two advocates, Ellen Chadehama, 34, and Ignatius Mhambi, 38, said that Brown's letter "undermined the authority of the president," according to The Guardian. Chadehama and Mhambi will remain in jail until Wednesday.

"We asked the police to release them to us so we can come with them to court on Wednesday, but they have denied that, an attorney for the activists said.

Mugabe has called gays "lower than dogs and pigs." Gay sex is illegal in Zimbabwe, as are same-sex public displays of affection.

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