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  Zimbabwe Opposition Politician Denied Asylum in Zambia
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Aug 08, 2018 07:06pm
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News DateWednesday, August 8, 2018 07:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionZimbabwe opposition politician Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia, after authorities in Zimbabwe briefly detained him as he tried to cross the border. Earlier reports said he had been arrested.

Human Rights Watch's Southern Africa director Dewa Mavhinga reported the news in a tweet on Wednesday, saying Zambia is expected to send Biti and five others back to Zimbabwe. He posted a quote from Biti that said: “It looks like they have made a decision to hand us back to the Junta. We are truly in God’s hands.”

The BBC quoted Zambia’s foreign minister Joe Malanji as saying Biti’s grounds for asylum were weak. He said Biti was being kept in “safe custody” until his return to Zimbabwe.
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