Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jounalist arrested for filming WOZA demonstration

from SWRadioAfrica:

Freelance photo-journalist Shadreck Andrison Manyere, plus two other people, were arrested in Harare on Monday after police broke up a peaceful demonstration organised by the pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise. WOZA was protesting against exorbitant school fees and the crumbling education sector.

Previously Manyere was among a group of individuals, including activists and civic leaders, abducted from their homes by state agents in 2008. The political detainees spent several months in detention on charges of plotting to destabilise the former ZANU PF government. He is currently out on bail together with six other co-accused, including MDC officials Ghandi Mudzingwa and Chris Dhlamini.

This time around, the photo-journalist is being accused of filming the WOZA demonstration.

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