ZIMBABWE

Harassed


July 24
Gay and lesbian publications, HARASSED, CENSORED
The government banned Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) from setting up an exhibit at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. On July 31, the Zimbabwe High Court ruled the prohibition invalid, and the organization was allowed to participate in the book fair. At the end of the exhibition, a mob of University of Zimbabwe students ransacked the stand at which GALZ was displaying its literature.

November 13
Farayi Makotsi, Financial Gazette, HARASSED
Zimbabwe's minister of health, Timothy Stamps, ripped the tape from an audio recorder belonging to Makotsi, news editor of the privately owned Financial Gazette. The incident occurred at a news conference in Harare where the minister was discussing an ongoing strike by doctors and nurses.

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