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Zim Leader Released: Nine Others Arrested March 29, 2007

Posted by publicpolitics in Uncategorized.

The Zimbabwean police have released high profile opposition leader Morgan Tsavangirai, but have detained at least nine other opposition members in a campaign against “terrorism”.

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader was freed from several hours in police custody, but nine others detained in a raid were charged Thursday in what the government alleged was a terror campaign, opposition officials said.

Source: washingtonpost.com

In a report for the Associated Press, Angus Shaw writes from Harare that the government claims to have discovered to have discovered  “explosives, detonators, and two handguns” at the homes of two of the arrested opposition leaders. The Movement for Democratic Change  claims that police planted the weapons in an ongoing smear campaign.

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