Monday, June 27, 2011

Zimbabwean minister who branded Robert Mugabe a liar is freed

The Guardian: "A Zimbabwean court on Sunday freed a senior politician in the Movement for Democratic Change party who was arrested after allegedly calling President Robert Mugabe a liar.

Jameson Timba, a minister of state in the office of the prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, had been detained on Friday under sweeping security laws. A special hearing of the Harare high court ordered Timba's release .

Judge Joseph Musakwa ruled that the police had 'no justification' for the detention. Timba's lawyers said he had been denied food since Friday."