HRF Demands Release of American Journalist in Zimbabwe

HRF condemns the arbitrary arrest of American journalist Martha O'Donovan, and calls on the Zimbabwean government to release her immediately.

O'Donovan was arrested on November 3 in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, for allegedly tweeting — almost a month ago — that President Robert Mugabe was a “very selfish and sick man,” along with a photo accusing him of using a catheter. O'Donovan is being charged with "undermining the authority of or insulting the president." She is due back in court on November 15.

Learn more about Martha O'Donovan's case in this article from BuzzFeed News.

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