Zimbabwe socialists convicted for watching a video of Arab Spring

From Socialist Worker http://socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=27927 The conviction of six socialists in Zimbabwe on trumped-up charges highlights the brutality of Robert Mugabe’s regime, writes Ken Olende A magistrate in Zimbabwe convicted six socialists of “inciting public violence” on Monday. The six had watched a video of news footage from the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Some... Read More

Zimbabwe treason trialists released on bail

From Socialist Worker A Zimbabwean judge yesterday released on bail the six socialists facing the death penalty for watching a video on the Middle East uprisings. The judge said that the state’s case might collapse as it was “not a strong one”. The release is a major step forward—since their arrest the six have been tortured, denied medical care, held in solitary... Read More

Zimbabweans face possible death sentence for discussing Egyptian Revolution – English and French

From Socialist Worker by Yuri Prasad A group of socialists in Zimbabwe face a possible death sentence for watching a video about the Egyptian Revolution. Some 52 activists were charged with treason and “subverting a constitutionally elected government” in a Harare court yesterday (Wednesday). Read More  Read More

Protest against this attack on Zimbabwean socialists

On Saturday the Zimbabwean state attacked a meeting on Egypt of the International Socialist Organization Zimbabwe and arrested everyone there. Some 52 people representing students, union members and workers were arrested and were being detained at Harare Central prison. Read More  Read More