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Studio 7 Headlines, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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About 1,000 Zimbabweans have besieged the Harare magistrates’ courts to show their support for arrested Pastor Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag, who was initially facing charges of inciting public violence. According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, police have changed or amended charges pressed against Pastor Mawarire to subverting a constitutional government in contravention of Section 22 (2) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

Some businesses are open today while others are closed following calls by Pastor Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag movement for a nationwide stay away. Some people who stayed at home claim that they were forced to go to work by police, members of the Central Intelligence Organization and armed soldiers, who threatened to beat them up if they did not heed their orders.

And churches in Zimbabwe say they are concerned about the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe amid concerns of gross human rights violations.

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