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  • Civil society reaffirms solidarity for political detainees
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    July 09, 2011

    Yesterday, 08 July 2011 representatives from different civil society organizations including Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Heal Zimbabwe, ZimRights, and Zimbabwe Young Women's Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) paid a solidarity visit to the political detainees accused of murdering a police officer in Glen View who are currently at Chikurubi Maximum Prison.

    The detainees have now spent 39 days in detention following their arrest on the 29th of May 2011. Last week on Friday the 1st of July 2011 Justice Uchena granted bail to 12 of the detainees and denied the other including Cynthia Manjoro, Yvonne Musarurwa, Rebecca Mafukeni, and Lazarus Maengahama bail despite the fact that they were nowhere near the scene of the crime.

    The political detainees told court that they were assaulted and tortured by the police while in custody. The failure of the High Court to put pressure on the Attorney General's office to investigate and condemn these blatant violations of human rights goes against the principle of equality before the law.

    Please express your solidarity with the detainees by sending letters to the prison officials demanding an end to the violation of the rights of the detainees at the following address:

    Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison
    Chikurubi Prison Complex
    Private Bag 7392 Greendale,

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