ZIMBABWE: Charges against women activists dismissed


On August 28 a judge ruled that 63 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were not guilty of breaching the peace, which they had been charged with after a February 14 Valentine's Day "bread and roses" protest outside parliament in Harare. A WOZA statement said that the magistrate acknowledged the women had been "detained for over four days in conditions beyond human living and for an extra 48 hours beyond that allowed for by the Public Order and Security Act. He said that police did not make a case for a breach of the peace and that handing out fliers and roses does not amount to a breach of the peace or a nuisance." Visit <http://www.britain-zimbabwe.org.uk> for more information.