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Day 83 further remanded out of custody to 29 December 2010
of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
December 01, 2010
The 83 members
arrested after a peaceful protest to mark International Peace Day
appeared in a routine remand hearing in Harare Magistrate's
Court this morning. They were further remanded out of custody to
29 December 2010.
Tawanda Zhuwarara had applied for a refusal of further remand which
was denied by the magistrate. Despite the docket still not being
ready, the state argued that it was too expensive for the state
to proceed by way of summons because there were too many accused.
The magistrate did warn the state however that if their case was
not ready on 29 December, the 83 activists would be removed off
The group has
been charged under the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 46, as read with
Section 2(v) of the Third Schedule to the Criminal Code - 'criminal
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