Front Line is extremely concerned to hear that both Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu are to be transferred to Harare today, Friday 8 June 2007 and that both women have been threatened with torture by members of the police. The two women have not been charged and have not been fingerprinted. They have been refused access to their lawyers. The five other detained members of WOZA were released today, Friday 8 June 2007.
Seven women human rights defenders including Jenni Williams, Magodonga Mahlangu, Angeline Kururu and Rosemary Sizada of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) were arrested on 6 June 2007 and detained in Bulawayo Central Police Station.