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24 September 2017 19:40 (South Africa)

83 female activists arrested in Zimbabwe

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Lawyers have said that 83 female activists were arrested in Harare on Monday, after they marched on the parliament building without authorisation. The women belong to the Women of Zimbabwe Arise group, and were arrested after marching to highlight issues around community safety and police behaviour. Twenty-five of the women were initially arrested, and the other 58 handed themselves over in solidarity with their arrested colleagues. A statement released by Woza says that the police have not yet decided what to charge the women with, as most of them handed themselves over. The move has drawn the condemnation of Amnesty International, who called on the Zimbabwean police to release the women. Read more: Sapa-Afp, via IOL and The Zimbabwean

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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