Members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police on Monday evening abducted and detained four human rights defenders when they landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International airport.
Their arrest is reportedly linked to a story generated by The Herald and The Chronicle that they are part of a group that went for a regime change training in Prague.
The arrested person are Citizen Manifesto Coordinator Tatenda Mombeyarara, Centre for Community Development, Advocacy Officer George Makoni, Nyasha Frank Mpahlo of Transparency International (Zimbabwe) and Executive Director of COTRAD Gamuchirai
The activists were detained in an unknown location for five hours before being taken Harare Central police station after Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights despatched a team to look for them and offer legal services.
They were whisked away at around 2100hrs when they landed in the country.
More details to follow…
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