Defend Zimbabwe socialists

Submitted by Matthew on 23 March, 2011 - 11:40

Forty-five socialists, trade unionists and students in Zimbabwe were arrested on 19 February and charged with treason for attending a meeting about the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

They were accused of plotting to overthrow the government in the manner of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions. Treason carries a death sentence in Zimbabwe.

Charges were dropped against most of those detained. However, six people, including the general coordinator of the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) Munyaradzi Gwisai and five other ISO members, still await trial. They have posted bail, must stay in their homes and have been forced to surrender their passports. A hearing on 21 March extended the period of their remand. The ISO members are now appealing to have remand ended in the absence of a trial date.

Solidarity fund:

Account Name:

CDL– MINE-LINE Worker Solidarity Fund

Deposit reference:

Zimbabwe Treason Trialists Solidarity Fund

Bank: NEDBANK,

Killarney Branch, PO Box 87157, Houghton, 2041, South Africa

Branch code: 191 60535,

Current Account number: 100 185 3784

Swift code: NEDSZAJJ

Please email with details of what you have deposited, zimtreasontrial@gmail.com

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