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Zimbabwe: Sentencing of activists a 'setback' for freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Zimbabwe: Sentencing of activists a 'setback' for freedom 21 March 2012 The decision to convict and sentence six activists to community service and a fine for organizing a video screening on events in North Africa last year is a setback for freedom of expression in Zimbabwe, Amnesty International said.The court ordered the men to carry out 420 hours of community service and fined them US$500 after they were found guilty of “conspiracy to commit public violence”.“The court’s decision to convict people who were merely exercising their internationally guaranteed…

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