Saturday, June 20, 2009

Police assault news photographer

from the Zimbabwean:

Regis Nyandima, a chief photographer with the state-controlled national daily The Herald was on 18 June 2009 assaulted by police in Harare while covering a demonstration by members of the pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA).

Nyandima was arrested and assaulted by some of the policemen who disrupted the demonstration saying it was illegal. He was bundled into a police Mazda B1800 truck and subsequently assaulted. According to The Herald, a senior officer at Harare Central Police Station apologised to the newspaper for the assault and said they would look into the issue.

hmmm...the state controlled media is starting to report news...sounds like a good sign.

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