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Zambia Police Cracking Down on Independent Media

Police in Zambia have detained the top editors of Zambia’s leading newspaper The Post.    Taken into custody were Fred Mmembe, the Post’s editor in chief, his wife Mutinta and deputy managing editor Joseph Mwenda.  They were held overnight and say they were beaten and charged with criminal trespassing on a property and uttering a false document. The document was the order issued by the tax appeals court, lifting the closure of the newspaper’s premises over unpaid...

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