Finally Released!!! Linda Masarira is Free

According to report that just came in from YALF President, Prince Ifoh that Linda has finally been released while thanking organizations and individual who deemed it worthy to stand for Linda. It as reported that a High Court judge Justice David Mangota today ordered an immediate release of arrested activist Linda Masarira after her case was repeatedly postponed by lower courts.

Masarira, who was detained at Chikurubi Female Prison after she was denied bail on 09 July 2016 at Mbare Magistrates Court, was arrested on 06 July 2016 and charged with contravening Section 38 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 for allegedly obstructing or endangering free movements of persons or vehicles during the #ShutdownZim2016 anti-government protests.

Masarira’s lawyers Andrew Makoni and Obey Shava, who are Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) members petitioned the High Court on Wednesday 21 September 2016 seeking a habeas corpus order, which is an order requiring the detained person to be released or to be brought before the court for the lawfulness of the detention to be justified and the detention to be declared illegal and ordering the detained person’s prompt release.

We are yet to confirm if there are any terms or conditions attached to her release at the time of this post as there were anonymous report that the African Union got involve in her release.

More update will come in later


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