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46 Arrests in Zimbabwe for Seeing Videos

Post by Joe Bese on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:14 am

Mugabe has to go.


JOHANNESBURG — Dozens of students, trade unionists and political activists who gathered to watch Al Jazeera and BBC news reports on the uprisings that brought down autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

James Sabau, a spokesman for the police force, which is part of the security services controlled by Mr. Mugabe’s party, was quoted in Monday’s state-controlled newspaper as saying that the 46 people in custody were accused of participating in an illegal political meeting where they watched videos “as a way of motivating them to subvert a constitutionally elected government.”

The evidence seized by the police included a video projector, two DVD discs and a laptop.

Lawyers for the men and women in custody said they had not yet been formally charged but had been advised that they might be accused of “attempting to overthrow the government by unconstitutional means,” a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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Re: 46 Arrests in Zimbabwe for Seeing Videos

Post by Exogenisis on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:49 am

Agreed, He has to Go

Several Years Back I worked with a Group From Zimbabwe, so Learnt a few things..

Mugabe Going/Being assassinated Would Create a Larger Power Vacume than in the Middle East, Ravaged By decades of Tribal warefare the Population CANNOT Afford any more Instability

Sometimes it's "Better the Devil you Know", Much as it Pains me to Say that

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