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/ 3 June 2008

Top Zim opposition figure released on bail

The leader of a rebel faction of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party was freed on bail on Tuesday after his arrest over a written attack on President Robert Mugabe. A Harare court ordered Arthur Mutambara, head of a splinter faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, to pay Z-billion (about ) and report to police each Friday.

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/ 16 April 2008

Zim court clears US, UK journalists

A court in Zimbabwe on Wednesday acquitted a United States and a British journalist of covering the country’s March 29 elections without accreditation. Magistrate Gloria Takundwa said the state’s evidence against New York Times correspondent Barry Bearak and Britain’s Stephen Bevan was ”inconsistent and unreliable”.

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/ 7 April 2008

Court postpones election ruling in Zim

A Zimbabwean court has postponed until Tuesday a ruling on the opposition’s legal bid to force the immediate publication of the March 29 presidential election results, lawyers said. ”The matter has been postponed to tomorrow,” opposition lawyer Alec Muchadehama told journalists outside the High Court in Harare.

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/ 6 November 2007

A lesson from the Minister Mentor

The annual conference of the International Bar Association, the world’s biggest meeting of lawyers, was officially opened in Singapore recently by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. Yew, Singapore’s long-time ruler and a lawyer by training, was in no mind to soft-peddle his prescriptions for the island state’s success. ”If I had permitted freedom of expression,” he confidently announced, ”I would not be here tonight and neither would all of you.”