Munyaradzi Gwisai is a former opposition member of Zimbabwe's parliament and the man who convened a meeting last Saturday in Harare to discuss the uprisings in North Africa.
Gwisai and 45 others were arrested, allegedly tortured and they now face a charge of treason that carries the death penalty.
It seems that the uprisings in North Africa have also stirred opposition movements further south.
And Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is another longtime leader whose rule has been marked by repression.
And now activists meeting to discuss the recent unrest have been rounded up.
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.