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Zimbabwe Human Rights Activist Mukoko Honored By Weimar, Germany

The City Of Weimar, Germany, has awarded its 2009 Human Rights Award to Jestina Mukoko, director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project, which monitors rights violations, inviting her to the city to receive the award on December 10, International Human Rights day.

Mukoko has been in the headlines since Dec. 3, 2008, when she was abducted from her home in Norton, northwest of Harare, and released weeks later only to be charged by authorities with plotting to overthrow the former government of President Robert Mugabe.

Attorney Harrison Nkomo told VOA's Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye that the Mukoko defense team has lodged an appeal for a stay in the case and is awaiting a decision.

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