Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Zim activists must remain in jail

from CNN

(CNN) -- A leading Zimbabwean human rights activist must remain in custody until the Supreme Court decides whether the charges against her are valid, a judge ruled Tuesday....penalty.

Tuesday's ruling by magistrate Olivia Mariga means Mukoko cannot legally be treated as a suspect -- but it does not free her from prison.

Eight other people, mostly from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, face the same charges and will also remain in custody. They include a 2-year-old child, who shouted when he appeared in court Tuesday.

The activists' lawyers want the courts to declare the detention and subsequent charges invalid....

No comments:

Free hit counters
Free hit counters