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Jestina Mukoko hands herself to police
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
March 08, 2013

The award-winning human rights defender and Zimbabwe Peace Project [ZPP] Director Jestina Mukoko handed herself to the Harare Central Police Station this Friday morning, March 8, 2013 after police issued public statements that they were looking for her.

Mukoko was accompanied by her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa and is currently being interrogated by the police in connection with four charges. The charges are that:

I. She ran an unregistered organisation
II. took part in the management of an unregistered organisation
III. smuggled radio and cell phones IV. In line with Broadcasting Services Act[BSA] failed or refused to register as a dealer.

Mukoko went through the trauma of being abducted by 15 armed men at her home in Norton in December 3, 2008 and was brought before the courts a few days before Christmas day following International Community outrage and the subsequent issuance of a High Court directive which ordered the Zimbabwe Republic Police to look for her

After her release in March 2009 on bail, the Supreme Court on September 21, 2009, ordered permanent stay of criminal proceedings against Mukoko.

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