Urgent appeal for support after Zimbabwean socialists arrested

Zimbabwean police raided a meeting of the International Socialist Organisation on the revolt in the Middle East last Saturday, arresting 52 people. The students, union members and workers are still being detained at Harare Central prison.

Munyaradzi Gwisai, the director of the Labour Law Center, is among those detained. The Central Intelligence Organisation infiltrated the meeting, which was discussing the events in the Middle East and the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak.

According to reports they are being individually interrogated and some are being beaten. They have legal representation from the Zimbabwe Association of Human Rights, who should have answers about the exact charges that will be laid against them tomorrow morning.

Activists are calling for people to rush messages of protest against the arrests to the Zimbabwean authorities. – SocialistOnline