Six Zimbabwean activists arrested in February 2011 at a meeting about the Egyptian revolution face up to ten years in prison after being convicted of “inciting public violence”.
They were due to be sentenced today, Tuesday 20 March: they face up to ten years in prison, or a fine of $US2000, or both.
The six convicted are Munyaradzi Gwisai (a former Movement for Democratic Change MP, before the MDC purged its left wing and then entered government with Mugabe), Tafadzwa Choto, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto. They plan to appeal the verdict.
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