Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's High Court ordered that Jestina Mukoko and eight other opposition activists be sent to hospital for medical attention. Mukoko is the Director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project which monitors the decrepit human rights situation in Zimbabwe.

But the Zimbabwean Police defied the order and taken Mukoko and company to a maximum security prison. Mukoko and the others were arrested earlier this month and have been charged with plotting to overthrow the Mugabe government. If Mukoko and the others are convicted they could face the death penalty.

This is Christmas in Zimbabwe.

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