Zim activists castigate ‘heavily militarised’ state

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Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Doug Coltart, who is representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and activist Jacob Ngarivhume, believes that the country’s justice system is too compromised for the accused to get a fair trial.

Millions of citizens participated in community protests across the country on July 31, where there was a tense stand-off between the regime and civil society activists.

The unrest followed the arrests of Chin’ono and Transform Zimbabwe leader Ngarivhume on July 20.

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