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Monday, 21 May 2012 16:04

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Begins Tour In Zimbabwe

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Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, who urged last week during the international day against homophobia and transphobia to respect LGBT rights, currently visits Zimbabwe.

Pillay will stay 5 days in order to evaluate which are the violations of the human rights in Zimbabwe.

The country is directed by President Robert Mugabe, openly anti-LGBTQ (see our article: Zimbabwe won't change their laws to protect LGBT's).

Despite the unity government, rights activists are frequently arrested or harassed in the course of their work, reports Associated Press adding that in February, Human Rights Watch called on world leaders to maintain pressure on Mugabe.

Apparenlty, Patrick Chinamasa, Zimbabwe's justice minister, told Pillay at the start of her visit that the country will continue to arrest gays for same-sex relations, which are illegal in Zimbabwe.


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