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Saturday, 26 May 2012 10:16

Media Notice from the Zimbabwe Vigil – 26th May 2012

 

The BBC classical music presenter Petroc Trelawny is reported to have been arrested in Zimbabwe and is said to be in prison. He was apparently detained on Thursday night for working without a permit. Trelawny was taking part in the Bulawayo Music Festival which opened on 23rd May and is due to end tomorrow (see: http://www.sha.co.zw/events/viewevent/931-bulawayo-music-festival). He was said to have been transferred to prison in Harare where it is understood that he was visited by the British Ambassador Deborah Bronnert. The grim conditions in Zimbabwean prisons were recently described by the New Zealand photo journalist Robin Hammond, who spent 25 days in a Zimbabwean jail (see: http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/may20_2012.html#Z1 – The Zimbabwe Mugabe didn’t want you to see).

 

For further information contact Rose Benton 07970 996 003, 07932 193 467.

 

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