Evan Mawarire: I Was In Jail With Over 300 Young Men Whose Limbs Were Broken After Being Beaten By Soldiers And Police

Zimbabwean pastor and activist Evan Mawarire said there are hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.

Mawarire was released from Chikurubi Maximum Prison on Wednesday evening, after being granted $2,000 bail on Tuesday. Mawarire is accused of treason and  is on bail pending trial. He was arrested for calling on Zimbabweans to join the 14 – 16 January Shutdown Zimbabwe stayaway. Speaking to journalists after being released from Chikurubi Mawarire said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is behaving like that of former leader Robert Mugabe. Said Mawarire:

Once again we have to run and hide. It breaks my heart. I was locked up with over 300 young men whose limbs were broken after being beaten by soldiers and police. It is a tragedy, it is a shame. There are 16-year-olds who have been locked up.”

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One Comment on “Evan Mawarire: I Was In Jail With Over 300 Young Men Whose Limbs Were Broken After Being Beaten By Soldiers And Police

  1. If then this is true that there were many young children jailed together with Rev Mawarire with broken limps and quite wounded internally because of being beaten for exercising their democratic right…it means the revolution for the liberation of Zimbabwe has lost its relevance as quite a majority may be asking “a revolution for the liberation of who” and “whose revolution was it”… for most African suffered during this revolution and even now their situation has grossly degenerated almost 4 decades after the war. Does the Zimbabwe Parliament and Senate or ZANU PF have the mandate to call back a leader in the event of such worrisome developments? What powers does the UN and the AU have under such worrisome situations which have a national scope.

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