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Zimbabwe Supreme Court Upholds High Court Denial of Bail to Activists

The Zimbabwean Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court decision denying bail to three detainees, widely regarded as political, held since their arrests late last year.

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku said High Court Judge Yunus Omerjee properly denied bail to activists Kisimusi Dhlamini and Ghandi Mudzingwa of the Movement for Democratic Change and freelance journalist Andreson Manyere on grounds they were found with weapons suspected to have been used in the commission of crimes.

Lawyer Charles Kwaramba told VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that defenders would return to the Harare High Court on Tuesday for another attempt to secure their clients’ release.

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