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Legal News
2 Oct 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Prominent Zimbabwean rights activist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] and eight others have sued the government for abduction, wrongful arrest, and torture, their lawyer said Thursday. The suit comes after Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed charges [JURIST report] of conspiring against President Robert Mugabe [BBC backgrounder; … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Zimbabwe's Supreme Court dismissed charges Monday against ten people, including rights activist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website; JURIST news archive], who had been charged with conspiring against President Robert Mugabe [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The court held that Mukoko, who is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] Torture and other human rights abuses in Zimbabwe have become so commonplace that they constitute a crime against humanity, according to a study [text, PDF] for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) [advocacy website] prepared by Tony Reeler of the Harare-based Research and Advocacy Unit … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jun 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Zimbabwe is still experiencing serious human rights violations [press release] and needs to confront issues that led to such problems, Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] said Thursday. Calling the violations "persistent and serious," AI called for Zimbabwean leaders to reform police, army, and security forces and address the lack … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A court in Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] on Wednesday released on bail 15 human rights activists, including activist and journalist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive], who had been ordered back into custody [JURIST report] Tuesday. Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [advocacy website]. … [read more]


Legal News
5 May 2009
by Adrienne Lester

[JURIST] A court in Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] on Tuesday ordered back into custody 18 human rights activists, including activist and journalist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] and freelance journalist Andrison Manyere. Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [advocacy website], and Manyere is a … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2009
by Eszter Bardi

[JURIST] Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] was released on bail Monday after three months of detention on the authorization of President Robert Mugabe [JURIST news archive]. Mukoko, director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [official website], had been held without chargers since December and … [read more]


Professional Commentary
20 Jan 2009

Ambroise Pierre [Africa Desk, Reporters Without Borders]: "As head of Paris-based Reporters Without Borders' Africa desk, I am both concerned and exasperated by the harsh conditions in which the Zimbabwe authorities are holding journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko. First of all, I am concerned because her state of … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2009
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] A Zimbabwe court ruled Friday that human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [advocacy materials] Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] can appeal her detention to the country's Supreme Court. Mukoko's claim that her detention violates her constitutional rights was allowed to go forward after … [read more]


Legal News
7 Jan 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs

[JURIST] Zimbabwean Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) [official website] on Tuesday announced the release of a revealing and in depth report detailing how lawyers and justice officials within Zimbabwe have allowed the illegal detention and abuse [AllAfrica news] of several political activists. The report points to specific incidents where lawyers … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] The trial for imprisoned Zimbabwe human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [advocacy materials] Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] was put on hold Monday until she recieves medical care. Mukoko was allegedly tortured and forced to ingest poisons while imprisoned in Chikurubi Maximum Security … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jan 2009
by Tarah Park

[JURIST] Imprisoned Zimbabwe human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) [advocacy materials] Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website, JURIST news archive] has allegedly been tortured and forced by prison officials to ingest drugs, according to a report [text] in South Africa's Sunday Independent. The torture and poisoning [AFP report] … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jan 2009
by Tarah Park

[JURIST] A Zimbabwe judge ruled Friday that Zimbabwe Peace Project [advocacy materials] leader Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] and 31 other activists charged [JURIST report] with plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] must remain in jail over the weekend. High Court Judge Alphias … [read more]


Legal News
31 Dec 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] A Zimbabwe magistrate ruled [Herald report] Wednesday that Zimbabwe Peace Project [advocacy materials] leader Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website] and several others would have to remain in jail until their hearings before the Zimbabwe Supreme Court. Mukoko and the other activists were charged last week [JURIST report] with recruiting or attempting to recruit … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] A Zimbabwean court on Monday delayed ruling on whether leading human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website] and eight other activists charged with plotting to overthrow the government should be released pending trial. Mukoko, the head of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, and eight other activists were charged last week … [read more]


Legal News
26 Dec 2008
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Leading Zimbabwe human rights activist Jestina Mukoko [advocacy website] has been taken to the high-security Chikurubi prison [AP report] outside of Harare in violation of a court order that she be taken to a hospital, according to human rights lawyers Friday. Mukoko, who is charged with attempting to overthrow … [read more]

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