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2-year-old held with parents in Zimbabwe released

2-year-old held with parents in Zimbabwe released

A lawyer says a 2-year-old boy has been released from jail in Zimbabwe after being held for weeks with his parents in what the opposition calls a crackdown on dissent.
Defense lawyer Charles Kwaramba said Wednesday that Nigel Mutemagau was released to other relatives a day earlier after the judge said there was no reason to hold him.
His parents are accused in a plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe and were in court for a hearing Wednesday. It was the first time since they were detained that they were seen without Nigel in their arms.
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change says the charges against Nigel's parents and six other defendants in the case are "trumped up."


Updated : 2021-04-15 19:15 GMT+08:00