Rural Teachers’ Union President Arrested, Again

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) president, Obert Masaraure was reportedly arrested today for violating bail conditions.

This was revealed by human rights lawyer Doug Coltart on microblogging site, Twitter. He wrote:

@ARTUZ_teachers president Obert Masaraure has been arrested in Wedza for allegedly violating his bail conditions. This morning he released [this] statement: he insists that on 14 June he reported at Hwedza Police Station.

Please pray for the safety of @ARTUZ_teachers president Obert Masaraure who has just been arrested again. πŸ™πŸ½ Since December, he’s been abducted and tortured twice, arrested 4 times, imprisoned and denied medical treatment. The State is persecuting him for standing up for teachers.

Masaraure was out on bail having been arrested and charged with subversion against a constitutionally elected government.

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