Posted by: africanpressorganization | 10 January 2009

Zimbabwe / Regional body asked to intercede on behalf of imprisoned woman journalist

 


 

Zimbabwe / Regional body asked to intercede on behalf of imprisoned woman journalist

 

HARARE, Zimbabwe, January 10, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reporters Without Borders wrote today to Tomaz Salamao, the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), urging his regional organisation to put pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to release journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko as soon as possible. 

The letter accuses the Zimbabwean courts of doing everything possible to prolong the detention of Mukoko, who has been mistreated and tortured since her arrest on 3 December with the result that her health has deteriorated considerably.

 

SOURCE : Reporters without Borders (RSF)


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