TransAfrica Forum Action Alert on Behalf of Africa Action
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people",
Martin Luther King Jr.
Today the government of
We cannot be silent in the face of this outrageous attack on human rights defenders. The only crime committed by Jestina Mukoko, a long time civic leader in Zimbabwe and her co-accused is standing up against tyranny in Zimbabwe and speaking out in defense of human rights and democracy. As Martin taught us, it takes the silence of good people for abuses of this nature to persist. We call upon people of good conscience all over the world to add your voice in calling for the unconditional release of Jestina Mukoko and her comrades.
State agents abducted Jestina and others back in October last year and they suffered torture and abuse in secret detention. Following loud protests from activists in
We call upon you to raise your voices again in support of these human rights defenders by taking the following actions:
1. Call the
- and register your protest at the detention and ill-treatment of these human rights defenders and demand their immediate release.
- and ask him to pressure the
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Reports of horrible conditions and abuse in
Please act now!