Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Eddson Chakuma Trial Postponed

The trial of the six Zimbabwean activists charged for watching videos of the Arab Springs has been postponed once more. The new date for the trial is September the 7th 2011.

These activists were originally arrested in February along with more than 30 other individuals who were later released due to international and public outcry. They were kept in a flee ridden prison and tortured--denied medication and medical care. Upon release from prison Eddson was fired from his position as the United Food and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe.

The charges against Eddson and his comrades were changed to Conspiracy to Cause Public Violence on July 18th and on the 22nd of August the trial was postponed until today, and today a judge was appointed and the trial postponed again until September 7th 2011.

Our fundraiser for Eddson continues and you can visit to donate.

Please also be sure to sign this petition

Thank you to everyone for your continued support.


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