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ZimRights Regional Coordinator released on bail
Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
May 30, 2011

After almost a week in detention without charges laid against her, ZimRights Bulawayo Regional Coordinator, Florence Ndlovu was finally charged for making utterances against the police and army that would undermine their authority hence contravening Section 31 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law and Codification Reform Act.

She was however, released on US$ 50 bail.

Ndlovu was arrested together with ZimRights paralegal officer, Walter Dube who was released with no charge laid against him. During the period the two were in detention, it has been established that the two were exposed to inhuman circumstances. The cells were over-crowded, whilst the food served was unpalatable. Ndlovu was denied sanitary pads and an opportunity to bath, a chance she only got the next morning.

ZimRights condemns the gross human rights violation that began with the initial arrest itself followed by the inhuman conditions that the two had to live under during their time in detention. Police should protect citizens from human rights abuses and not become the perpetrator. ZimRights will not be deterred by the abhorrent intimidation by the police. The organisation will remain steadfast in the struggle for the respect of human rights and the rule of law.

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