January 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 2, 2009, a Zimbabwe judge ruled that Zimbabwe Peace Project leader Jestina Mukoko and 31 other activists charged with plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe must remain in jail. High Court Judge Alphias Chitakunye denied a motion for the activists' immediate release, and held ...[read more]
October 2, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Prominent Zimbabwean rights activist Jestina Mukoko and eight others have sued the government for abduction, wrongful arrest, and torture, their lawyer said Thursday. The suit comes after Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed charges of conspiring against President Robert Mugabe, an alle... ...[read more]
September 28, 2009
by Matt Glenn
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court dismissed charges Monday against ten people, including rights activist Jestina Mukoko, who had been charged with conspiring against President Robert Mugabe. The court held that Mukoko, who is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), was tortured by security f... ...[read more]
May 6, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday released on bail 15 human rights activists, including activist and journalist Jestina Mukoko, who had been ordered back into custody Tuesday. Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP). The indicted activists were accused of planning a coup against... ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Adrienne Lester
A court in Zimbabwe on Tuesday ordered back into custody 18 human rights activists, including activist and journalist Jestina Mukoko and freelance journalist Andrison Manyere. Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), and Manyere is a former aid to Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan ...[read more]
March 3, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko was released on bail Monday after three months of detention on the authorization of President Robert Mugabe. Mukoko, director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), had been held without chargers since December and was allegedly subjected to torture ...[read more]
January 20, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Ambroise Pierre: As head of Paris-based Reporters Without Borders' Africa desk, I am both concerned and exasperated by the harsh conditions in which the Zimbabwe authorities are holding journalist and human rights activist Jestina Mukoko. First of all, I am concerned because her state of... ...[read more]
January 17, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
A Zimbabwe court ruled Friday that human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) Jestina Mukoko can appeal her detention to the country's Supreme Court. Mukoko's claim that her detention violates her constitutional rights was allowed to go forward after Harare Magistrate Arc... ...[read more]
January 6, 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer
The trial for imprisoned Zimbabwe human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) Jestina Mukoko was put on hold Monday until she recieves medical care. Mukoko was allegedly tortured and forced to ingest poisons while imprisoned in Chikurubi Maximum Security prison after a judge ...[read more]
January 4, 2009
by Tarah Park
Imprisoned Zimbabwe human rights activist and head of Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) Jestina Mukoko has allegedly been tortured and forced by prison officials to ingest drugs, according to a report in South Africa's Sunday Independent. The torture and poisoning has allegedly taken place in Mukoko... ...[read more]

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