Talking with Turkey for release of jailed students

The Zimbabwean government is seeking the release and extradition of three Zimbabwean students who are being held in prison in northern Cyprus for drug trafficking, reports Zimeye.

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs Kindness Paradza said recently the Zimbabwean government would send emissaries to Turkey to negotiate for the release of the trio. Turkey occupies the northern part of Cyprus, where the three students are serving sentences.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs recently interviewed three agencies that recruit and offer scholarships to local students to study abroad. Ruothey Edu, Global Careers and Eskard Consulting appeared before the committee this month. The meeting came in the wake of revelations that a number of Zimbabwean students studying in Cyprus were being forced into crime and prostitution after being offered fake university scholarships.
Full report on the Zimeye site