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A show of force
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
April 13, 2011

GALZ joins civil society and human rights organisations in calling for an end to the use of excessive force by the police who assaulted, used teargas, and arrested congregants at a prayer meeting in Glen Norah on Saturday 9 April.

Such use of force is in direct contradiction to the Global Political Agreement. Denying Zimbabweans the right to participate in processes that compliment National Healing is an infringement of the right to freedom of assembly and association as well as the right to worship.

GALZ calls for the the release of Shakespeare Mukoyi, one of the congregants who were arrested on Saturday at the prayer meeting and is still detained by the police without treatment. We demand that his right to health be respected.

We also call on the Ministry of Home Affairs to investigate the conduct of police whose unwarranted actions created pandemonium and confusion during the Pray for Zimbabwe church service.

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