"The two, who are employees of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe organisation, were admitted to a Harare clinic for medical check-ups following their ordeal at the hands of the police. lawyer Dzimbabwe Chimbga said his clients were weary and in pain. The lawyer said Ignatius Muhambi was beaten on his knee caps with empty bottles to get him to reveal the names of other members of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Association. The lawyer said Ellen Chademana was forced to do squats.The pair was finally released on Thursday morning."
After displaying a letter from former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown criticizing Zimbabwe's anti-gay regime, the GALZ activists were charged with "undermining the authority" of President Robert Mugabe.