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Detained Zimbabwe Human Rights Activists Fined For Disorderly Conduct

Eleven members of the newly formed Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe were released Monday, after spending three nights in police cells for demonstrating against the economic hardships and police brutality.

The members were expected to appear in court Monday, but police instead released them after making each of them pay a Z$40,000 fine for disorderly conduct.

Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe was formed three months ago to champion human rights issues and claims to have a following of more than 1,000 members across the country

The group’s Vice President Stan Zvorwadza told reporter Jonga Kandemiiri of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that their members were severely beaten up by police, and that they intend to sue.

Zvorwadza vowed to press on with protests despite the arrests and police brutality on their members.

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