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raid GALZ offices, arrest employees
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
May 22, 2010
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Police on Friday
21 May 2010 raided the Gays
and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (GALZ) offices in Milton
Armed with a
search warrant from Chief Superintendent Peter Magwenzi, Detective
Inspector Chibvuma led a team of police officers to search for dangerous
drugs and pornographic material citing contravention of Section
157 (1) of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 and Section 32
(1) of the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act Chapter 10:04.
At the time
of releasing this alert, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
had not yet ascertained how much material was taken by the police
but various computers and some documents were seized by the police
during the raid.
two GALZ employees Ellen Chademana and Ignatius Muhambi, who were
detained at Harare Central Police Station on Friday.
Dzimbabwe Chimbga and David Hofisi attended at Harare Central Police
Station on Friday evening, but police remained adamant that the
two GALZ employees would be detained despite complaints from Ms
Chademana about her diabetic condition.
22 May 2010 police refused to allow lawyers access to their clients.
It remains unclear
what charges will be preferred against the two GALZ employees but
lawyers will continue to make attendances at Harare Central Police
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