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Zimbabwe: Activist back in prison in terror case

Zimbabwe: Activist back in prison in terror case

A prominent Zimbabwean rights activist caught up in a terrorism case widely denounced as a sham has been taken back to prison after prosecutors formally laid charges.
Jestina Mukoko appeared stunned as she heard her bail was being revoked, standing wordlessly in the dock staring at Harare Magistrate Catherine Chimanda as her supporters burst into tears. Fifteen others accused in the case were also ordered back to prison.
The suspects were freed on bail in March. Chimanda said Tuesday she was ordering them back to prison because a formal indictment had been filed a day earlier. The indictment accuses Mukoko and the 15 others of sabotage, terrorism and banditry.


Updated : 2021-05-17 22:32 GMT+08:00