Zambian opposition leaders to be charged with sedition - police

Zambian opposition leaders to be charged with sedition - police
 

Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba are due to be charged with sedition by a court on Thursday, police said, a move his party said was an attempt by the ruling party to silence dissent.
Two months ago, Hichilema's United Party for National Development (UPND) denounced President Edgar Lungu's re-election as fraudulent but attempts to mount a legal challenge have been unsuccessful.
Hichilema and Mwamba were detained on Wednesday accused of holding an assembly without a permit in connection with an impromptu address he gave on Sept 26 to a group of... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Reuters
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