Zimbabwe drops treason charge against opposition leader

[JURIST] Zimbabwe dropped a second treason charge against opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai [Wikipedia profile] on Tuesday, clearing him of charges. Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was acquitted of plotting to kill President Robert Mugabe [JURIST report] in 2004. This second charge was for leading protests urging Zimbabweans to oust Mugabe [Mail & Guardian report]. AFP has more.



 

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