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    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
    March 12, 2007

    Seven students were arrested over the weekend in separate incidents on allegations destruction of property and distribution of subversive material.

    Zwelithini Viki and Kudakwashe Mapunda from the University of Zimbabwe were picked up by police at 12 pm on Saturday 10 March and detained at Harare Central Police Station. Viki was arrested for distributing fliers from the Zimbabwe National Students Union while Mapunda's crime was alleged destruction of property. ZLHR lawyer, Rangu Nyamurundira who visited the police station to attend to the two was told to return at 12 pm on 12 March 2007. The two were released on Tuesday 13 March. Mapunda was made to pay a fine of $250 while Viki is due to appear in court at an unconfirmed date. Viki was charged under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for malicious injury

    In another incident, five members of the Students Christian Movement of Zimbabwe were arrested at the Young Women Christian's Association (YWCA) offices in Kambuzuma while conducting a meeting to discuss gender issues. The five were briefly detained at the Warren Park Police Station before their release by police officers who had arrested them because they thought they were holding a political meeting. MDC members had attended the meeting and were to give an address but left after hearing that the riot police was on its way, leaving the students to their own fate.

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