Monday, March 02, 2009

8 MDC activists granted bail

from Zim on line:

JOHANNESBURG – A Zimbabwean magistrate on Sunday granted bail to eight Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) activists after months in prison, their lawyer said.

"The court granted eight bail, and two are already out," defence lawyer Alec Muchadehama told reporters.

Two activists, including Fidelis Chiramba, a 72-year-old villager who has been detained for more than 100 days, were released on bail after paying $600 each and surrendering their passports and the other six remained in custody as prosecutors want to verify whether they have no travel documents, Muchadehama said.

The eight are part of about 30 opposition MDC activists languishing in jail for more than three months after they were abducted from their homes or work places in Harare, Chinhoyi and Banket on terrorism-related charges....

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