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Zimbabwe Rights Group Charges Police Enforcing Unofficial Curfew


A Zimbabwean human rights group says police in Chitungwiza, a Harare satellite town, have been restricting the free movement of citizens, especially young people, in certain areas through the imposition of unofficial curfews.

Information Officer Edwin Sakhala of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association said the group has received reports of police in Manyame Park, Zengeza and Saint Mary's telling youths to go home after 8 p.m. in the evening.

Sakhala told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the trend started in January and may be related to the upcoming March 29 elections.

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