#ThisFlag’s Mawarire summoned to Zim police station

Mawarire left Zimbabwe shortly after he was freed from custody over claims he wanted to unseat govt.

Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire recording an installment of his #ThisFlag video series. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe's protest Pastor Evan Mawarire, who is in South Africa, has been summoned to appear at a police station next Tuesday.

Mawarire left Zimbabwe shortly after he was freed from custody over claims he wanted to unseat the government, and Amnesty International says his life will be at risk if he returns to his country.

Police are yet to publicly confirm this summons for the protest pastor, who launched the #ThisFlag protest movement online in April.

His lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, has told the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper that he has been ordered to report with his client to Harare Central Police Station on Tuesday.

Nkomo says it looks like police want to charge the pastor with subverting the government.

Those charges were thrown out during Mawarire's court appearance earlier this month.

But the case was dismissed on a technicality and it's possible the police want to press these or similar charges against the pastor, when and if he comes back home.

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