Thursday, February 16, 2006

women protesters arrested

this article says they were "released"... but if you read the article, they mean some protesters...

Harare - More than 180 women arrested during a protest march this week in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo were released on Wednesday but 250 others remained in custody in Harare, a lawyer said.

The marchers from the Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) group were demanding "roses and dignity" during the marches held in Bulawayo on Monday and Harare on Tuesday.

"Some 141 people including 14 children who were arrested... were released on Wednesday in Bulawayo after being charged with engaging in a march without police clearance and obstructing traffic," said lawyer Sarah Chishiri.

"About 252 arrested in Harare on Tuesday are still in police cells. We are still negotiating to secure their release," Chishiri of Zimbabwe's Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) told AFP.

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