A human rights activist in Zimbabwe has been charged by the police with spearheading a series of subversive activities among them operating an illegal organization.
Jestina Cuckoo was charged with orchestrating the smuggling of radio and mobile phone sets without obtaining licenses for them shortly after she responded to an invitation by the police to report to the station in Harare on Friday.
Mukoko’s lawyer told journalists that she has been released and await notice about the date for a hearing of the case which as Zimbabwe prepares to hold a March 16 referendum on a new constitution before elections are held in July.
Last month the offices of Mukoko’s Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) were raided by the police over allegedly subversive activities.
Mukoko who is not a stranger to government harassment was arrested from her home in 2008 and detained for several weeks during which she was allegedly tortured her and made to acknowledge under duress her role in a treason offense to overthrow the government, although the case against her was later dismissed by a court in Harare.
Source African Press Agency
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