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Zimbabwe: Police in Harare close down GALZ offices

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  1. It’s depressing that an article on people opposing changing Scottish marital law in the UK gets 30 comments and an article about ZImbabweans facing government-sanctioned persecution gets none.

    Come on, people – priorities!

    1. Paul from Brighton 24 Aug 2012, 9:08pm

      Bit unfair there, Mark.

      I’m sure many people have read this feature and reacted with the same horror as I have, and as you clearly have.

      But Zimbabwe has no ties to the UK. We watched previously in horror when Mugabe instructed his ‘war veterans’ to take back the lands that were rightfully theirs and accordingly many white farmers and their families lost all, and many lost their lives.

      I sat in horror then as I’m doing now.

      Many of us will sit in silent horror, but it doesn’t mean we don’t care and wouldn’t do something to help these people were it at all possible.

      1. Just because Zimbabwe doesn’t have any ties to the U.K, it shouldn’t mean it’s less important? Taking this ‘we care, but won’t do anything about it’ attitude is one of the reasons the international LGBT community remain somewhat quiet and MORE LBGT people continue to be persecuted. We should help all LGBT people regardless of their country of residence.

    2. Changes in Scottish marital law may well have an effect on many readers in the UK; the unstoppable insanity in Zimbabwe just goes on and on. What possible use can commenting on it on these threads be? Apart from reiterating that Magbe is well beyond bonkers (hardly news) and expressing sympathy for gay Zimbabweans, I imagine most people are at a loss for words.

    3. GingerlyColors 25 Aug 2012, 2:31pm

      Over the years people have posted hundreds of comments regarding Robert Mugabe and we have gone over the same ground over and over again, condemming that man and unfortunately we haven’t anything new to say about him and the only time that we will have anything positive to say is when he finally shuffles of this mortal coil.
      As this is a UK site, gay issues in Scotland are closer to home and therefore attract more attention.

  2. GulliverUK 24 Aug 2012, 7:24pm

    I can only hope the government has already cut off bilateral aid completely.

    Aid comes in two types, that via NGOs, and bilateral support (that via the national government). The government promised to crack down on these countries which violate human rights by cutting / stopping bilateral support and funnelling more via NGOs or other local groups.

    It DOES work. It’s working other countries. They talk big, say they don’t need the UK’s money and then when it’s cut off they crumple and give in. Other countries have been doing this for years, as has the UN and other agencies, and the US is now doing this also.

    There is a danger of a backlash, but frankly, when the authorities shut you down and persecute you, who could telll the difference.

  3. This is outright persecution of people who are naturally homosexual.

    How long is this unbelievable loony going to remain in power?

    They’ve been rising up all over the Arab world, so wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a revolution against the rule of Mugabe. But sadly he has many followers.

  4. .Hi.v disproportionate among /homo-dev/iants. 24 Aug 2012, 9:01pm

    Nice job by Malawi. Deviance should be a capital crime/.

    1. Hate crimes, deliberately whipping up hatred against people based on their sexual orientation, in the UK, is. You’d better hope you don’t live in the UK because if you do you may well find a couple of people knocking on your door wanting to interview you.

      1. DNFTT. Just report and ignore.

    2. @ .Hi.v

      do you ever get laid ?

      because for someone who claims to be straight , you are on a GAY site way too much, even the most Homophobic wouldn’t be on here that much …so what is your Story Princess ?

    3. @.HI.V

      I don’t know why I am responding to you as you don’t respond back, as that is attention you seek, which is why you are on here , but I let you have this small attention.

      this article is about Zimbabwe , NOT Malawi you fool .

      1. Yep, it’s keith again (and probably a fair bit of alcohol too). Don’t expect sense in anything he says – or indeed, accuracy or facts. He’s like a suppurating boil of self-hate. Poor, lonely, confused Keith – get help.

  5. My heart goes out to the LBGT in this country, not that its going to help them in anyway. Its a total disgrace that the EU does nothing.

    1. well, is there any oil in Zimbabwe? Is Zimbabwe strategically placed on the international geopolitics chessboard? no and no. here is your answer to the posturing of the international community. Zimbabwe is no threat in any way to the powerful and mighty, why would they lift a finger?

  6. There’s an update here;

    http://www.galz.co.zw/?p=783

  7. GingerlyColors 25 Aug 2012, 7:18am

    Robert Mugabe is lower than a snake’s belly.

  8. So much hate and bigotry

  9. I thought RM was ill and near death? I have to say i do hope its true. This man has brought so much terror to Zimbabwe. When you look at the history with the land take back and the deaths,Putin and his crack down on anything deemed anti Russian and the Syrian situation, you begin to wonder what a spineless international community we have. The UN now seems redundant and the tyrants of this world will have a field day. Where is the true effective international justice?

  10. GingerlyColors 25 Aug 2012, 2:32pm

    Robert Mugabe is no doubt the most boring basket-case in the world!

  11. Dennis Velco 25 Aug 2012, 4:44pm

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