Zimbabwe women set free

// 7 November 2006

One hundred and eighty women who were imprisoned after taking part in a protest have been freed by a judge in Zimbabwe.

When the judge announced his ruling, some of the women started to celebrate but were warned they could be returned to the cells if they sang in court.

Outside, our correspondent says they were careful not to risk being rearrested.

Our correspondent says it is the third time that the state has tried and failed to convict Woza activists.

Woza often stage protests, notably on Valentine’s Day, when activists have been arrested for handing out roses to policemen

“We are making impact. We are getting Zimbabweans to hold their government to account,” Woza’s Jenni Williams told the BBC’s Focus on Africa.

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