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Coalition intern arrested
in Zimbabwe Coalition
September 21, 2007
the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition intern was yesterday arrested whilst
administering the Coalition stand at the Non
Governmental Organization (NGO) Expo in the Harare Gardens.
She was arrested around 1550 hours and spent the whole night languishing
in the filthy cells at Harare Central Police Station.
By 1200 noon today, she
was still detained without access to food, relatives and fellow
Kadau was arrested by
three plain cloths police officers from the Harare Central Police
Station Law and Order section. The police officers accused her of
distributing material which denigrates President Robert Mugabe.
They alleged Kadau was
working for what they called, a 'bogus organization'
which aims to effect regime change in the country.
The police also accused
the Coalition of allegedly abusing the late national hero and Zimbabwe
African National Liberation Army chief, General Josiah Magama Tongogara
by using his pre-independence speech on free and fair elections
on the organisation's banner.
In 1978, Tongogara called
for free and fair elections where international observers would
oversee before the holding of the 1980 independence election which
ended colonial rule in Zimbabwe.
As result, they confiscated
the banner and other materials of the Coalition and took them to
Harare Central Police Station.
Lawyer Charles Kwaramba
from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human rights who gained access today revealed
she was subjected to intensive interrogations. The lawyer noted
that police officers were threatening to beat her up if she failed
to disclose where they could find the Crisis Coalition's leadership.
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