Friday, December 26, 2008

Zim authorities ignore activist ruling

from RadioNetherlands

The authorities in Zimbabwe appear not to have heeded a high court ruling on the fate of a group of activists, including the prominent human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko.

The group spent three weeks in custody on suspicion of plotting a coup but on Wednesday the court in Harare ruled that the activists should be admitted to hospital, a possible indication that they were tortured during their detention.

A lawyer says the police have now taken Ms Mukoko to an undisclosed location. The fate of the other eight activists is also unclear.

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