The lawyers for prominent Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has revealed that he is currently surviving on biscuits and water only at the Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison where he is currently being detained.
This is after the prison authorities barred Chin’ono from receiving any home-cooked food, insisting that he can only have dry foods or food cooked in the prison kitchen.
However, the prison can only provide Sadza, which Chin’ono is unable to eat due to a health condition.
I called on Zimbabwe authorities to end inhuman prison conditions for journalist Hopewell Chin’ono at Chikurubi Maximum prison. His lawyer B. Mtetwa eplains: Hopewell living on biscuits & water only!
@hrw @ZiyambiZ @nickmangwana
— Dewa Mavhinga (@dewamavhinga) August 12, 2020
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