Arrested Protestors Abused In Police Custody

Arrested Protestors Abused In Police Custody
Published: 2016 July 07 06:22:44 (5739 Views)
More than 100 people, who staged protests in Harare on Monday, appeared before a Harare magistrate facing public violence charges.

Magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe remanded them in custody to Thursday pending continuation of their bail application.

Lawyers representing the accused persons told the court that the police severely assaulted the accused persons, who were demonstrating in the two suburbs against numerous police road blocks, and set dogs on them.

Some of the accused persons had blood-stained clothes while others could not walk on their own when they appeared in court.

The defense lawyers also argued that some the accused persons were minor children who should be immediately released.

The magistrate ordered those who were injured to be taken to hospital pending continuation of the case tomorrow.

One of the defense lawyers Obey Shava said the accused persons were subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment while in police custody.



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Anonymous user 2016 July 12 18:49:34
Police always ask for bread at road blocks when we are passing ,which shows that there hungry ,but to my surprise there supporting Zanu , and beating their brother's and sisters
Anonymous user 2016 July 08 06:50:03
It's time the police asked themselves why are they supporting greedy and corrupt leaders, when they should rather be supporting thier younger brothers and sisters, who only what a decent and fair life in Zimbabwe...... police....don't brutalise and beat up the very same people who are trying to free you.
Anonymous user 2016 July 08 06:07:42
Zanu scare tactics, so flippin messed up... wont these people ever get tired of stealing...

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