Zimbabwe: WOZA

This is Zimbabwe - reports on WOZA – Women of Zimbabwe Arise – who took to the streets of Harare on Saturday 10th December which was Human Rights Day. During the demonstration women were assulted by security forces and some of them arrested….”By noon five women from the Harare protest were in custody at Harare Central Police station. They were assaulted with open palms and baton sticks whilst in detention by officers, including one called Mhondoro. Due to a combination of this assault and refusal of access to lawyers, the women decided to negotiate the payment of ZD $25,000 admission of guilt fines. They were released on this basis at 16:45 pm”.

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