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Munyaradzi Gwisai and the five other activists who were convicted of “conspiracy to commit acts of public violence” on Monday will not serve time in jail.

Today, they were sentenced to a USD 500 fine and two years of prison each – but the first year of the prison sentence was suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour, and the other year was suspended provided each completes 420 hours.

The Magistrate says the court took a compassionate approach. The defence will appeal the conviction and the community service.

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