UN Watch stands with Mawarire

HARARE - The United Nations Watch has commended activist and cleric Evan Mawarire’s fight for democracy, pledging to support him as he heads for trial.

The Geneva-based non-governmental organisation said it stands with the “Zimbabwean human rights hero” recently released from prison.

“He’s being charged with attempting to subvert the government, when all he did was support peaceful protests, freedom and democracy,” the statement reads.

Mawarire was released on $2 000 bail after spending two weeks at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison for allegedly inciting violence during recent anti-government protests.

    Comments (4)

    Mawarire must stop these small demos cause they are NOT effective instead he must join the others paTalks.

    Nyandoro - 11 February 2019

    THIS MUST BE FAKE NEWS!!! UN Watch's own self declared goal is to 'monitor the performance of the UN...' . In essence they try to ensure that there is no violation of human rights by UN missions. In most cases they monitor UN peace keeping troops and staff to make sure they don't violate human rights of countries that they are ostensibly supporting. Evan Mawarire is just an individual who has nothing to do with the UN. The idea that UN Watch should be calling him a hero is nonsensical. Clearly the news story was manufactured by someone who does not even know what UN Watch does. Fanciful much?????

    Buns Tinobvinex - 11 February 2019

    In fact go to the site 'www.unwatch.org'. There is no statement on Zimbabwe posted anywhere. However, there is a tweet by '#Thisflag' claiming UNDP and UN have failed in Zimbabwe by not condemning the current Govt. In essence, it's a tweet by Mawarire soliciting for bad press on Zim. I don't believe UNWatch even know who Mawarire is. Talk about oversize ego!

    Buns Tinobvinex - 11 February 2019

    You're right Buns..DAILY LIES is concocting all sorts of lies and creating an impression that US and UK legislators have taken sides with MDC-A. And gullible simpletons in MDC-A get excited about it! Chamisa & Evans - both have oversized EGOs!

    Will Blackman - 11 February 2019

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