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Internet was restored in Zimbabwe with some restrictions yesterday, government then went on to instruct Econet, TelOne, NetOne, and ZOL to cut off all Internet services again. The government is currently actively threatening telecommunications companies.
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iAfrikan Jan 17
help us raise awareness on this and . This is a violation of human rights and freedom of speech.
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Chairman Herbert Chitepo Jan 17
Replying to @iafrikan @SZondi
It’s incorrect that they are threatening. Let’s get our facts right before we come to social media.
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Siphumelele Zondi Jan 17
Then there's Sudan. There have been a couple of weeks of protests against the government of Omar al Bashir and they too have switched off the internet. A Sudanese on social media said to me in a text: "The world is ignoring us."
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iAfrikan Jan 17
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Connor Kane Jan 17
Replying to @SZondi @iafrikan and 12 others
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Lady Bae-Leash Jan 17
Replying to @iafrikan @Ellen_Chik
Well it was closed again
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iAfrikan Jan 17
Replying to @iafrikan
Cotext: Total Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe following protests.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
"Failure to comply would result in 3 years imprisonment" do as we say or go to jail I feel by any reasonable definition is a threat. Not withstanding if you have to turn off social media it is no longer a democracy by the global standards. It's a pity Zim is still oppressed.
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Chairman Herbert Chitepo Jan 17
If you say the law is unjust, I agree. I do however disagree with the claim that they were threatened unless you have another definition of ‘threatened’.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
noun 1. a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
I feel 3 years in jail is is a hostile action or damage, for something not done. The moment a dictator threatens freedom of speech of an entire nation with imprisonment of telco management, it is a threat to human rights, to democracy and certainly to those who would be jailed.
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Chairman Herbert Chitepo Jan 17
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Chairman Herbert Chitepo Jan 17
You are missing the point. It’s what the law says. Government is merely following the law. Get the facts right.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
There have been many times in history where dictators have used law as a weapon to suppress people. Not that it matters the moment a dictator shuts off the internet because the people are unhappy they are in the eyes of the world yet another tin pot dictatorship.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
not with standing by all standards of critical thinking, threat was proved by its very definition. noun 1. a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.
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Craig CR McLeod Jan 17
This was an interesting read of dictators and wielding of law: Gay rights were also impeded by "laws", and most significantly Apartheid was a "law" that threatened all people of color. The indefensible is indefensible.
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iAfrikan Jan 19
Replying to @iafrikan
Anonymous kickstarts DDoS protest against Zimbabwe's government
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Enliven Jan 19
Replying to @iafrikan
Which online forum is that?
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Nicole Klassen 🇿🇦 Jan 20
How do you define a threat then? They're not exactly asking politely.
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