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Gay Prisoners Post Bail in Zimbabwe

Gay Prisoners Post Bail in Zimbabwe


A Zimbabwe court freed two gay rights workers after they spent six days imprisoned for possessing "indecent" material that reportedly insulted antigay president Robert Mugabe.

Ellen Chademana and Ignatius Muhambi of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe were charged with undermining the power of President Mugabe and displaying material that criticized him for being homophobic. Magistrate Munamate Mutevedzi released them on $200 bail in anticipation of a June 10 trial, according to the Associated Press.

Homosexuality is illegal in Zimbabwe. Chademana and Muhambi face a fine or further jail time if found guilty.

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