Charges against 4 activists dropped

The four women were finally taken to court this morning on the fresh charges of criminal nuisance. The prosecutor at Bulawayo Magistrate's Court refused to entertain the charges however. All four women were therefore unconditionally released after six days of harassment and intimidation by police, four of which were spent in horrific conditions in police cells. In consultation with the four women, WOZA is considering  suing the Zimbabwe Republic Police for wrongful arrest

The harassment against WOZA continued this afternoon however when
members gathered to discuss the state of education in the country.
Officers from the Law and Order unit interrupted the meeting and
refused to leave despite it being a closed meeting of members. Those
present therefore felt they had no option but to dismiss as they felt
their freedoms of assembly and speech would be curtailed by the
presence of police officers that they violated their rights on so many
occasions.

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