Friday, November 07, 2008

WOZA leaders finally released

From SWRadioAfrica:

The leaders of the pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise, Magodonga Mahlangu and Jenni Williams, were finally released on bail on Thursday after spending three weeks at Mlondolozi Prison. However the two outspoken activists have been put under strict bail conditions....

So, some happy news...for now.

They also report on the terrible state of Zim prisons:

The women said there is extreme hunger in the prisons and inmates fight over scraps of food. The human rights defenders said abuses are rampant and at Mlondolozi Prison male guards are allowed to wander around the female prison and can also see into washing facilities. “Prisoners in Yard Two are also stripped naked every day for inspection by prison officers as they are locked down. At least three minors (aged 15 and 16) were being kept in the same cell as Williams.”

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