Judge releases Guardian correspondent
Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2002
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Thursday May 2, 2002
A Zimbabwean judge today released the Guardian's Zimbabwe correspondent, Andrew Meldrum, and two other journalists charged with violating the country's media laws.
Harare magistrate Lilian Kudya ordered police to release Mr Meldrum, 50, and two reporters from Zimbabwe's independent Daily News, Lloyd Mudiwa and Collin Chiwanza. The three were ordered to return to court on Friday.
The journalists were accused of breaching the laws by reporting last week on the killing - allegedly by ruling party supporters - of a woman near the town of Karoi, 120 miles north-west of Harare.
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