Byo detention/torture

Bulawayo - Two MDC members Dickson Mohammed and Geshom Zimba have just been released today 14/11/07 having been detained at Bulawayo Central Police Station for 7 days. The were not taken to court and were released pending a summons for Disorderly Conduct which falls under the Miscellaneous Offences Act.

Their “crime” was to go to the offices of the Byo state mouthpiece, The Chronicle, and demand that the newspaper retract a statement it made that Mohammed and Zimba had been hired by the MDC VP Thoku Kupe to beat up people.  The Chronicle management called the Police and had the two men arrested.


Both men are in a bad way having been beaten and tortured during the illegal 7 days in detention.  They are receiving medical attention. – MDC Info


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