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Cablegate: "Standard" Editor Arrested Fifth Time

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UNCLAS HARARE 001296

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DEPT FOR AF/S (KRAFT), AF/PD (COX AND ROBERTSON)

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TAGS: PREL PHUM KPAO ZI
SUBJECT: "STANDARD" EDITOR ARRESTED FIFTH TIME


1. On May 29 Bornwell Chakaodza, editor of the
independent weekly "Standard," was arrested for the
fifth time in less than two weeks. The May 29 arrest
was, like the May 28 arrest, sparked by a story in the
Standard detailing conditions Chakaodza and two of his
colleagues encountered in the Harare jail when they
were held overnight on May 16. The May 29 arrest,
however, was for violating a ban on "revealing
internal police matters."
2. Chakaodza's previous arrests were on May 16, 22,
23 and 28. He has not been mistreated by police and,
after the initial arrest on May 16, has not been held
overnight.

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