U.S. citizen facing subversion charges in Zimbabwe released from jail

From Reuters - November 10, 2017

HARARE (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen accused of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabes government was released from Zimbabwes maximum security jail on Friday, a day after the High Court ordered her to be freed on bail, Reuters witnesses said.

Judge Clement Phiri ruled on Thursday that there was a patent absence of facts in the states case against 25-year-old Martha ODonovan, whose arrest last week centered on accusations she insulted 93-year-old Mugabe in a Twitter post.

She denies the accusation.

Reuters witnesses saw ODonovan leaving prison in a United States embassy vehicle. ODonovan and her lawyers did not speak to reporters waiting outside Chikurubi Maximum Prison on the outskirts of Harare.


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