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Zimbabwe: Further Information: Zimbabwe human rights defender re-arrested: Evan Mawarire

, Index number: AFR 46/5608/2017

Pastor Evan Mawarire, a human rights defender and leader of the #ThisFlag movement in Zimbabwe, was arrested again on 1 February on arrival at Harare International Airport. He was initially charged with ‘subverting a constitutional elected government’ and now faces additional charges of ‘insulting the flag of Zimbabwe’. He has not been brought before a court. Amnesty International is concerned that Pastor Evan Mawarire’s arrest and detention are an attempt to intimidate him and keep him from his human rights work.

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