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Police detain 21 peaceful protesters
Restoration of Human Rights (ROHR)
May 11, 2011
Central treasurer, Peter Mabika and 20 others members were arrested
today in Bindura following a peaceful protest organized by ROHR
Mashonaland Central province. The 21 activist were detained by the
police for three hours and released with no charge after they were
picked at Bindura magistrate courts.
comes as a result of the continued agitation by the Bindura residents
on the continued undermining of the equality of all citizens before
the law for political precedence. Protesters expressed disapproval
on the failure by the security forces to enforce state security
for all citizens in the face of growing harassment and intimidation
springing from political violence.
Tichanzii Gandanga, condemned the arrest and pledged that there
is no going back on peaceful protest until the voices of the people
were heard. ''It is regrettable that there are still
some political parties refusing to accept that Zimbabwe has since
moved from being a one party state to a multi democracy''
Among the demands
put forward for the Bindura protest were the upholding of The Rule
of Law, an end to impunity, an end to selective application of the
law, reforming of the security sector to meet the provisions stated
in the GPA
for a multi party democracy and a stop to the arbitrary arrest of
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