MASS ARRESTS IN ZIMBABWE: Over 100 Protestors In Jail

MASS ARRESTS IN ZIMBABWE: Over 100 Protestors In Jail
Published: 2016 July 07 06:07:40 (2917 Views)
The Zimbabwean Republic Police have arrested more than 100 people following a nationwide mass protest yesterday that turned violent in some places of the country.

Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba revealed to an online publication that they arrested 75 people in Bulawayo, 19 in Harare and 15 in Victoria Falls, mostly whites, including a Belgian.

Kumbirai Mafunda of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said his organisation deployed lawyers throughout the country to offer emergency legal services to those who were arrested.

“We are offering emergency legal services to people arrested in Bulawayo, Harare, Chipinge, Zvishavane and Victoria Falls. At the same we are monitoring the situation in other cities and towns,” Mafunda said, adding that they were still compiling the number of those arrested.

Mafunda said they were also looking into reports of human rights violations by the police following complaints against the police.




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