12 MDC activists’ whereabouts unknown 21 days after abductions

The MDC fears for the lives and safety of its members as Zanu PF and the police have failed to account for their whereabouts.

The 12 were abducted in predawn raids in their homes in Banket and
Chinhoyi but the MDC, its lawyers and relatives have been denied access
to them.

On 11 November 2008, High Court judge Justice Charles Hungwe ruled that
the detained be produced in court at or before 4pm of that day, but
eight days later the State is in contempt of court after the police
failed to comply with the order.

Among the 12 detained MDC activists is Concilia Chinanzvavana, the
Women’s Assembly provincial chairperson for Mashonaland West and her
husband Emmanuel Chinanzvavana who is a councilor in Banket.

These unlawful arrests, detentions and abductions of MDC activists should cease as a matter of urgency.

The regime has begun a systematic crackdown on the party members in the
country as it tries in vain to solidify trumped-up charges of banditry
and terrorism against MDC supporters.

MDC Information and Publicity Department

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