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Zimbabwe Opposition Braces for Verdict in Leader's Trial

Zimbabwe’s High Court will announce the verdict in the treason trial of the leader of the country’s largest opposition party Friday. Critics of the proceedings are bracing for the decision, saying the fact that the trial even happened is indicative of the extent to which the judiciary has been politicized. Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change is accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe and stage a coup. The charge stems from a series of meetings Mr. Tsvangirai held with Ari Ben Menashe of the Canadian political consultancy Dickens and Madson. One of the meetings, held in December 2001, was taped on a grainy video with bad audio. Audio tapes of an earlier meeting are also barely audible. Full Story

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