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Zimbabwean Rights Activist Jestina Mukoko Granted Bail, Remains Hospitalized


A Harare magistrate on Monday granted bail to Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko, abducted three months ago from her home and produced by police a month later to be charged with conspiring to violently overthrow the government.

Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe granted Mukoko bail in the amount of US$600. She must now report twice a week to police in Norton, about 30 kilometers northwest of Harare where home is located, and surrender the deed to her residence.

Though technically free on bail, Mukoko, director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, remained in the Avenues Clinic in Harare where for some weeks she had been receiving court-ordered treatment under police guard for injuries sustained during her ordeal.

Correspondent Thomas Chiripasi of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe reported from Avenues Clinic, Harare, after speaking with Mukoko about her liberation on bail.

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