Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct

Posted by ARASA on September 13, 2013

Two Zambian men, James Mwape (L) and Philip Mubiana (R) are facing charges of having sex “against the order of nature” Picture via

Zambia must immediately drop the charges against two men accused of same-sex sexual conduct and release them from prison unconditionally, Amnesty International said ahead of a court hearing Thursday.

“It is high time that individuals stopped being persecuted because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Human rights are about the dignity and equality of all people,” Said Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher.

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