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Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 19:03:14 -0700
To: "Zimbabwe Crisis Mailing List":;
From: Zimbabwe Crisis
Subject: ZimCrisis#91 -- CIO Harassment
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Hi everyone,

The warning below was passed to me by someone in Matabeleland.


Please be aware of your rights! Members of the public are currently being harassed by people claiming they are from the President's office and / or the CIO.

The President's office and CIO *do not* have any authority to enter your premises or search your property without your permission. Nor are you under any obligation to accompany them *anywhere*, go to their offices or wherever they tell you, or in fact comply with any request, unless they have a duly signed and stamped search warrant or warrant of arrest. The ZRP carries out arrests, not the CIO.

Should you be harassed in this way, contact a lawyer *immediately*! Under no circumstances should you accompany anyone you do not know well *anywhere*, and if forced, MAKE SURE SOMEONE KNOWS YOU HAVE BEEN TAKEN! TRY NOT TO GO ALONE -- get someone to follow if at all possible.

It is very important that you safeguard your rights and those of others. Please pass this information on to everyone you know!

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