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quiz internally displaced people, disband meeting and arrest resident
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
February 11, 2011
Police on Thursday 10 February 2011 visited and quizzed 61 Internally
Displaced Persons (IDP)'s, who are sheltered at Silveira House,
about 15 kilometers outside Harare.
The 61 IDP's
are being sheltered at Silveira House after fleeing from their homes
in Mbare suburb due to the current wave of political violence that
erupted in the high density suburb.
who claimed to be stationed at Mabvuku Police Station visited Silveira
House on Thursday 10 February 2011 and quizzed three pastors namely
Reverend Useni Sibanda, Reverend Wilson Mugabe and Reverend Josephat
The police sought
explanations on why the IDP's were being sheltered at Silveira
House and whether they had come from Epworth, one of the volatile
areas, which has been engulfed by political violence.
The police recorded
the names and identification (ID)'s particulars of the displaced
people and asked them about where they had come from.
The 61 people
are part of the more than 100 IDP's, who were raided and briefly
detained on Monday 7 February 2011 at a church premise in Glen Norah
four Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents and three policemen
on Thursday 10 February 2011 quizzed Tsuro Makona of the Zimbabwe
National Network of People Living With HIV/Aids (ZNNP+) for
organising a Community Aids Forum, which was jointly convened together
with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and the African Regional
Youth Initiative in the high density suburb of Mabvuku.
was disbanded as the CIO agents and the police demanded to see a
copy of the police clearance letter.
police on Wednesday 9 February 2011 arrested and detained Samora
Kandembiri, a resident for allegedly committing public violence.
By late Thursday Kandembiri, who is represented by Eriam Musendekwa
was still detained at Domboramwari Police Station.
the ZLHR fact
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