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UN Watch stands with Mawarire

By Nokuthaba Nkomo

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

Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor who helped mobilize people to protest against the hike in fuel prices, is arrested at his residence in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Mawarire was arrested Wednesday for allegedly inciting violence in the protests against the government's increase in fuel prices. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor who helped mobilize people to protest against the hike in fuel prices, is arrested at his residence in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Mawarire was arrested Wednesday for allegedly inciting violence in the protests against the government’s increase in fuel prices. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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. DailyNews