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Law order police harass Raymond Majongwe's family
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
February 01, 2007

Around 5 am, today (February 1, 2007), several police officers from the Law and Order Section at Harare Central Police Station stormed Raymond Majongwe’s house. They met Raymond’s wife who indicated that Mr. Majongwe had traveled out of Harare and cannot possibly attend to them. The officers refused to heed to this information and continued to harass Mrs. Majongwe, threatening to (ransom) arrest her, confiscate her identity documents, after protracted exchanges the police officers left with a stern demand that Raymond reports to the Harare Central Police Station at 8 am without fail. No reasons were disclosed for their intention to interrogate/ question and obviously arrest Raymond at such odd hours. Lawyers are visiting the Law and Order Section at Harare Central to establish their motive which remains very imaginative at present.

Raymond Majongwe is the Secretary General of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ); he has been arrested, detained, beaten, prosecuted (but not convicted) on numerous occasions for engaging in peaceful non violent protests for workers rights as human rights and the return to democracy in Zimbabwe. PTUZ members throughout the country and mainly in rural areas such as Midlands and Mashonaland East have been victimized and driven out of their places of employment for associating with PTUZ, and allegedly receiving radios.

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