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student activists appear before a Harare Magistrate
Students Solidarity Trust
December 07, 2010
activists today appeared before a Harare magistrate facing charges
of participating in an unlawful gathering with the intention of
causing public violence after addressing students as part of the
'Day of the African Child' commemorations. The five
were initially supposed to appear before the court yesterday 06
November were further remanded to today 07 December 2010 after the
magistrate failed to appear on time and had not gone through their
lawyer Jeremiah Bamu has applied for the case to be referred to
the Supreme Court, on the basis that fundamental human rights enshrined
in the constitution have been violated. The matter has been referred
to the Supreme Court to determine whether the following rights have
been violated: the right to liberty, protection to inhumane treatment,
protection of the freedom to expression and the protection of the
freedoms of assembly and association. The case has been referred
to 14:15 on the 7th of December where the state is expected to present
its submission and the court to decide on referring the case to
the supreme court.
the Students Solidarity Trust fact
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