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Zimbabwe: Leading activist detained in ongoing crackdown on dissent

Headline Title:  Zimbabwe: Leading activist detained in ongoing crackdown on dissent 16 January 2013 A leading human rights activist in Zimbabwe was denied bail today following his arrest earlier this week as part of what Amnesty International said is an ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in the country ahead of this year's presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.Okay Machisa, who was remanded in custody until 30 January, is the director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights). He was arrested on Monday in the capital city Harare and charged…

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