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ZINASU leadership released
in Zimbabwe Coalition
three members of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) leadership
who were held by the police were released today on free bail. The
case will resume on the 28th of February 2007. The three accused
are the ZINASU President Promise Mkwananzi, Maurine Kademaunga,
Secretary General of the University of Zimbabwe Student Executive
Council and Laurence Mashungu.
The three were
arrested on Tuesday the 13th of February 2007 along side 29 students
and lecturers from the Harare Technical College. They were being
charged under the nefarious Public
Order and Security Act (POSA).
POSA is one
of the laws which has been blacklisted by the African Union on Human
and People’s Rights as repressive and restrictive of citizen rights.
The Commission in 2005 called upon the government to repeal the
act and its sister monsters such as the Access
to Information and Protection of privacy Act (AIPPA) and the
Broadcasting Services Act. The government has however remained defiant
in holding on to the obnoxious laws that it uses to quell activism
and other freedoms.
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