THE Human Rights Commission (HRC) says the continued hate speech and threats of physical attacks against homosexuals is a criminal offence and a violation of the right to personal security, among other rights. In a statement, Tuesday, HRC Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga said the Commission was aware that homosexuality was illegal in Zambia, but those found in conflict with the law should be treated in a humane manner. “The Commission is cognizant of the fact that practicing homosexuality or lesbianism is illegal in Zambia and the Commission has noted the opposition against the practice based on various factors such as religious and cultural beliefs and values. However, those found on the wrong side of the law or in conflict with the…...

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