Zimbabwe lawyers press for release of opposition activists detained after raids Mike Rosen-Molina at 12:02 PM ET
[JURIST] Zimbabwean lawyers Monday appealed for the release of several hundred opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) [party website] members detained after police raids [JURIST report] on Friday, saying that the the MDC members were being held in defiance of a court order. Witnesses say that police were searching for vote counting materials that might show that MDC candidate Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile] won the contested March 29 presidential election [JURIST report].
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