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Zimbabwe civic group members still detained but not charged
Jonga Kandemiiri, VOA News
May 17, 2007
of Zimbabwe's National
Constitutional Assembly, are still under in police custody,
following their arrest Wednesday in Harare, while peacefully demonstrating
against the proposed 18th amendment to the constitution and demanding
a new constitution.
Police had reportedly
arrested 10 people at the protest, that attracted around 100-people
around African Union Square in Harare, NCA officials said.
In March, NCA
chairman Lovemore Madhuku fractured his arm, when, together with
top civic and opposition officials, including founding Movement
for Democratic Change president Morgan Tsvangirai, he was badly
beaten by police while attending a prayer meeting called by the
National director Ernest
Mudzengi of the NCA, told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio
7 for Zimbabwe that the five being held at Harare Central Police
Station, had not been charged, but had been badly beaten.
Mudzengi said one of
the members who sustained serious injury from the beatings, was
admitted to a hospital, but under police custody.
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