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WOZA members remain in custody in Masvingo on International Women's
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
March 08, 2007
20 WOZA members
remain in police custody in Masvingo tonight - their third night
- in direct contravention of the 48-hours maximum period allowed
under the Public
Order and Security Act (POSA). Police gave the excuse that their
equipment was not functioning properly so they could not take the
statements of all 20 in time.
Lawyers also blamed a go-slow at the courts for the inability to
bring an urgent High Court application before a judge to demand
their immediate release. The group was arrested at noon on Tuesday.
The group is expected to appear in court early tomorrow morning
The 17 women
and three men are split between Masvingo Central and Chikato Police
Station. Please call these stations and demand to know why they
are insisting on holding WOZA members illegally.
You can reach them on: Masvingo Central - +263 (0) 39 62221. Chikato
- +263 (0) 39 62308.
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