Munyaradzi Gwisai

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Munyaradzi Gwisai
General Coordinator of the International Socialist Organization in Zimbabwe
Member of the Zimbabwe Parliament
for Highfield, Harare
In office
2000–2002
Personal details
Political party International Socialist Organization
Other political
affiliations
Movement for Democratic Change

Munyaradzi Gwisai (Neither his forename nor Surname name are his original birth name) is a Zimbabwean politician and general coordinator of the International Socialist Organization in Zimbabwe. He was a member of the parliament on a ticket of the Movement for Democratic Change from 2000 until he was expelled from the MDC in 2002 and lost the subsequent by-election.

In February 2011, Gwisai and 45 others were arrested after watching video footage of the Arab Spring at a public meeting and were charged with treason, which carries the death penalty in Zimbabwe.[1][2] Gwisai's wife, Shantha Bloemen, claims "the strategy of the regime at the moment is to stall it for as long as possible for propaganda value, to instill fear in people." The move has been condemned by Human Rights Watch[3] and Amnesty International.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimbabwe socialists tortured Socialist Worker. (accessed 2011-03-08)
  2. ^ Defense attorney: Jailed Zimbabwe activists beaten by authorities CNN. (accessed 2011-03-08)
  3. ^ Zimbabwe charges 46 with treason for watching videos of Egypt protests Guardian. (accessed 2011-03-08)
  4. ^ Picketing for the jailed socialists in Zimbabwe Socialist Worker. (accessed 2011-03-15)

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