The bail application for detained Zimbabwean human rights defender, Farai Maguwu, has been postponed until 21 June - the same day the Zimbabwe government is to attend a meeting of the Kimberly Process (KP) in Israel to discuss its trade in so-called ‘blood diamonds’.
Maguwu, director of the Centre for Research and Development, has been monitoring alleged human rights abuses in the Marange diamond fields by Zimbabwean soldiers.
The Zimbabwe controversy is expected to dominate next week’s discussion, with KP members divided on whether or not the country should be allowed to resume diamond exports.
He was expected to submit his findings at today’s meeting.
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