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ZINASU leadership released
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
February 16, 2007

The remaining 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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