Zimbabwe opposition protesters get bail

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Zimbabwean court sets free all 27 opposition supporters on $50 bail.

A group of opposition activists who were arrested and charged with inciting public violence last week have been released on bail by Harare Magistrates Court, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights say.

 

Last Wednesday, security forces opened fire on demonstrators who had gathered in Harare to protest against alleged vote-rigging in Monday’s elections. Six people were killed in the violence.

 

An earlier effort to release the 27 MDC Alliance activists on bail had failed.

Report says no court date has yet been set and the group have maintained their innocence.

 

Nneka Ukachukwu