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Zimbabwe Government Appeals Tsvangirai Treason Acquittal


Zimbabwe says it is appealing a court decision to acquit opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of charges of plotting to kill President Robert Mugabe.

Acting Attorney-General Bharat Patel said the government has filed papers asking the Supreme Court to review the verdict in the treason trial against Mr. Tsvangirai.

In October, Zimbabwe's High Court rejected the case, saying prosecutors had failed to enter evidence showing Mr. Tsvangirai was involved in the alleged plot.

The opposition leader has denied the charges, saying the trial was an attempt by the government to silence its critics. Mr. Tsvangirai also faces treason charges in a separate trial linked to opposition protests last year.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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