Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Diamond rights campaigners remain in hiding

from SWRadioAfrica

Campaigners from a rights group that has exposed the abuses taking place at the Chiadzwa diamond fields have remained in hiding since last week, with the police still set on tracking them down.

The group from the Mutare based Centre for Research and Development (CRD) were forced into hiding last week, after a raid at their offices. Police were apparently searching for Farai Maguwu, the CRD director. According to one of the CRD officials in hiding, Maguwu’s deputy, James Mupfumi, was abducted last week Thursday while on his way to the CRD’s offices. After interrogating Mupfumi, it’s understood that the police then went to Maguwu’s home and arrested his brother, Lisben Maguwu.//

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