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