44 members of the Gays and Lesbian Association of Zimbabwe (Galz) were detained by the police at their Milton Park offices during the weekend.
Times Live has the story:
Police in Zimbabwe detained 44 gay rights activists during a raid on the headquarters of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) association in Harare on the weekend, the group said on Monday.
The police raid on Saturday came as activists were preparing for the launch of a report on abuses against gays and lesbians in the country, where homosexuality is outlawed and President Robert Mugabe has referred to gays as being “worse than dogs and pigs.”
“Police, some of them visibly drunk, assaulted most of the members using baton sticks,” GALZ said in a statement, adding that some of the activists were punched and kicked.
The 44 were taken to Harare central police station where they were held before being released without charge Sunday.
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