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Crisis Report Issue 149
in Zimbabwe Coalition
February 18, 2013
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Rights Defender Chamahwinya granted bail
The human rights
defender and ZimRights
Education Programmes Officer, Leo Chamahwinya was granted US$ 1000.
00 bail, after spending 67 days in remand prison by Justice Mwayera
at Harare's Rotten Row Magistrates Court today, Monday, February
will have to report at Harare Central Police Station once every
week, remain at the residence stated to the police and must not
interfere with investigations as part of the bail conditions.
Crisis in Zimbabwe
Coalition (CiZC) Director McDonald Lewanika said Chamahwinya's
reunion with freedom was welcome; nevertheless the dark cloud of
the escalating crackdown on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
needs to be expelled in totality.
remains clear that the release of Chamahwinya is welcome, but a
piecemeal victory. What we want is the complete halt of the criminalization
of the work of non-governmental organisations, which is happening
across the country on an escalating scale.
"What we want is a free operational environment that is adequate
to guarantee the durable democraticness of Zimbabwe through a free
and fair election in line with what is stipulated in the Global
Political Agreement (GPA). Anything short of that unequivocal
end to unnecessary hostilities being unilaterally perpetrated on
NGOs by the state will not warrant celebrations from our part,"
said the Crisis Director.
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