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Zimbabwe: Six Sentenced for Watching Arab Spring Video

The government of Zimbabwe should drop all charges against six civil society activists convicted for watching a video of Arab Spring protests in 2011. The six, who alleged they were tortured to confess to planning violence, were sentenced to two-year suspended sentences, a US$500 fine, and 420 hours of community service on March 21, 2012. (Johannesburg) – The government of Zimbabwe should drop all charges against six civil society activists convicted for watching a video of Arab Spring protests in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today.read more

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