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Zambia: End state-sponsored persecution as same-sex trial reaches verdict

Headline Title:  Zambia: End state-sponsored persecution as same-sex trial reaches verdict 21 February 2014 The Zambian authorities must end the persecution of individuals based on their perceived sexual orientation, Amnesty International said as the trial of two Zambian men accused of having sex “against the order of nature” is set to conclude on Tuesday, 25 February.James Mwape and Philip Mubiana have been held in prison since May 2013. Both men, aged 22, were subjected to forcible anal examinations, by government doctors to “prove” their involvement in sexual activity. These examinations…

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