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Zimbabwean human rights activists Munyaradzi Gwisai, Tafadzwa Antonater Choto, Hopewell Gumbo, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, and Welcome Zimuto were arrested on February 19 for having organised a video showing in Harare about the democracy struggle in Egypt.
They have been charged with treason, which is a capital offence in Zimbabwe.
Statements about the case can be viewed at:
• Michelle Kagari, Amnesty International’s deputy director for Africa - http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/zimbabwe-treason-charges-attack-freedom-expression-2011-02-25;
• COSATU condemns arrest of ISO activists in Zimbabwe - http://www.cosatu.org.za/show.php?include=docs/pr/2011/pr0222e.html&ID=4521&cat=COSATU Today
The original arrests involved 45 people. Of those, 39 have now been freed with all charges dropped.