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Gay Couple Arrested In Zambia

Zambia_MapIn the first arrest under Zambia’s tough anti-gay laws, police have arrested a gay couple after their relationship was reported to authorities by family members of the men.

James Mwape, 20, and Philip Mubiana, 21, have reportedly been living together in the northern town of Kapiri Mposh for a long period of time.

“The two have been charged with the offence of sodomy or having sex against the order of nature contrary to the laws of Zambia,” central province police chief Standwell Lungu said.

According to police, Mubiana played a female role in the relationship, and dressed like a female on occasion, which is what led to relatives informing the police of the couple’s relationship.

The two men are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

By:           JEREMY KINSER
On:           May 7, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Like Zambia doesn’t have more pressing concerns. But, why should we expect more of them than we do of the US?

      May 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      It doesn’t sound good for these two guys.

      When families are infected with hatred, where can there be safety ?

      But this is Gambia, better described here —

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/yahya-jammeh-homosexuals-gambia_n_3000249.html

      There’s death in that place.

      Fortunately, we follow Him who said He came to bring life and make it more abundant.

      That’s why we’re happier here — the difference between light and darkness.

      May 8, 2013 at 7:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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