(New York) - Civil Society organizations,
including Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, and Partnership Africa Canada,
today condemned the state-sponsored harassment and intimidation of a Zimbabwean
nongovernmental organization, the Centre for Research and Development (CRD).
The group has been instrumental in exposing ongoing human rights abuses
in Zimbabwe's notorious Marange diamond fields.
On May 27, 2010, the home of CRD's director,
Farai Maguwu, was raided by Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation
agents. They confiscated documents and equipment, and arrested Maguwu's