Monday, 28 July 2008

Lovemore and Wellington mosaic

A while ago I was asked by the NUJ to submit a photo of myself that was to be incorporated into a massive mosaic in support of Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe, the President and General Secretary respectively of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).

On 30 July Lovemore and Wellington are due in court to face charges of what Mugabe's brutal regime call 'spreading falsehoods prejudicial to the state'. In fact they were speaking out about the state-sponsored violence in Zimbabwe.

Their trial date has been postponed from their original trial on 23 June. As part of their extended bail conditions they are not allowed to address political or public gatherings. These charges and bail conditions are clear breaches of free speech and freedom to associate.

Read more and get involved here and here.

My mug can be seen in there too, #8 from top left.

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