Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono speaks out over brutal Zimbabwe prison conditions

The recently freed documentary maker says jails are inhumane, overcrowded and present a massive coronavirus risk

Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, jailed for 45 days and charged with inciting violence, has spoken of the appalling abuse and prison conditions he witnessed.

Chin’ono, a prominent documentary maker who was released on bail last month, said he saw inmates at Chikurubi high security prison assaulted by guards for minor offences.

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