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Munyaradzi Gwisai of the International Socialist Organisation (Zimbabwe) and the five others who have been charged with treason finally went home yesterday afternoon, 17 March. They had been in police custody since 19 February, and were granted bail on 16 March.

Read more in this statement from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

On the evening of Thursday 17 March 2011, Munyaradzi Gwisai, Antoneta Choto, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Eddson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto, were eventually released from remand prison following their successful bail application the previous afternoon.

The first to be released was Choto, from Chikurubi Maximum Women’s Prison. After a lengthy delay, her 5 fellow detainees walked out of Harare Remand Prison accompanied by prison guards and their lawyer, Alec Muchadehama. Families, friends, lawyers and media practitioners were gathered outside the gate to witness their release just short of one month after they were initially detained.

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