Zimbabwe court quashes charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Zimbabwe court quashes charges against journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

The Guardian

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High court judge says law used by police to arrest government critic no longer exists

Zimbabwe’s high court has quashed charges of communicating false information levelled against the journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, saying the law used by police to arrest him in January no longer exists.

Chin’ono, 50, has been detained three times since he backed banned anti-government protests on social media in July, when he was first arrested and charged with inciting public violence.

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