Among the charges lodged against the two gay activists arrested last Friday in Zimbabwe is insulting President Robert Mugabe.

The men were arrested after police stormed the offices of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) rights group. Various computers and documents were seized by officials.

Ellen Chadehama, 34, and Ingatius Mhambi, 38 – both employed by GALZ – remain in police custody Wednesday. Attorney David Hofisi says he has not been allowed to visit the pair in jail.

On Tuesday, Hofisi said the men were being charged with keeping pornographic materials and insulting the president, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.

“Police allege that Chadehama and Mhambi displayed a plaque from former San Francisco Mayor Willie Lewis Brown in their office in which the African-American denounces President Robert Mugabe's homophobia against gays and lesbians,” he said.

Mugabe's harshest criticism of gay men and lesbians came in 1995, when he told a crowd including diplomats that such people were “lower than pig or dogs.”

Earlier this year, the president rejected a call to add sexual orientation as a protected class in a constitution being drawn up under a power-sharing deal. He said gay people are “destroying” the nation and called the idea “crazy.”

At least 37 African countries currently outlaw being gay and anti-gay sentiment is common throughout the continent.

Last week, two men in Malawi were sentenced to a harsh 14-years of hard labor for participating in a symbolic engagement ceremony in December.