In Mugabe’s Crosshairs Jestina Mukoko

2012 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 8, 2012

Zimbabwean journalist Jestina Mukoko relates the story of how she was abducted by security forces in retaliation for her work defending human rights in Zimbabwe. She describes the physical and psychological torture she endured for three months before being released on bail. Mukoko talks about the legal case she later launched that resulted in the Zimbabwean Supreme Court deciding that her rights had been violated by the state. Although her name was eventually cleared, Mukoko warns that there are still many others who have been abducted and face false charges in Zimbabwe.