Metro: Peter Tatchell says ‘heinous’ Mugabe was biggest opponent and Putin would be next citizens’ a



Veteran human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said ‘brutal’ Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe was his most dangerous opponent during more than five decades of campaigning.

The African leader’s bodyguards viciously attacked the LGBT+ activist as he attempted a citizens’ arrest at a hotel in Brussels on March 5, 2001, leaving him with long-term eyesight and cognitive damage.

Tatchell described his encounter with the then president, who left behind a litany of human rights abuses after his death in 2019, as a ‘scary’ experience but one that he would nevertheless not want to change. Read the full article.