Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono's Freedom Bid Fails in Zimbabwe

Incarcerated Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin'ono, who was arrested last Friday for the third time within six months, was placed on remand on January 8 on charges of communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the state, even though the country's highest court has expunged the section of the law he is accused of violating. Two senior officials from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, Fadzayi Mahere, who is the party's spokesperson, and Job Sikhala, the deputy chairperson, have also been charged over the same issue and are seeking bail.


Hopewell Chin'ono arrives at the Harare Magistrates' Court on Wednesday July 22, 2020.

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