HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's youngest lawmaker faces a subversion charge for allegedly asking constituents to support anti-government protests crushed by the military in...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.
Evan Mawarire was freed after nightfall, one of more than 1,000 people arrested in a government crackdown on protests over the country's shattered economy. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers in Zimbabwe marched on the constitutional court on Tuesday to protest the alleged denial of justice for hundreds of people arrested in a violent crackdown on protests that shut down the country.
Police said more than 1,000 people have been arrested over the protests against a sharp rise in fuel prices that began two weeks ago. Lawyers say many are languishing in jail after being denied bail while others have been forced into unfair hearings across the country.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge said Thursday it is "heartbreaking" to see the new government acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe, as alarm grew about a violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic rise in fuel prices.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor on Wednesday was acquitted of subversion after leading large anti-government protests last year, and he appealed to the country's new leadership to drop other prosecutions of people who demonstrated against former President Robert Mugabe.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate has dismissed charges against an anti-government pastor who was arrested after delivering an address to protesting university students.
Magistrate Tilda Mazhande said Friday that prosecutors had failed to prove their case against pastor Evan Mawarire, who was facing public violence and disorderly conduct charges following a university address in June.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has ordered the release of an anti-government pastor arrested for circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems.
Magistrate Elisha Singano Tuesday freed Evan Mawarire saying prosecutors had failed to bring the outspoken pastor before a court within 48 hours as prescribed by the law.
Police arrested Mawarire after a church service he presided Sunday. He was charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police in Zimbabwe have arrested an anti-government pastor after he circulated videos highlighting the country's worsening economic problems.
Defense lawyer Harrison Nkomo says pastor Evan Mawarire, who last year organized the county's biggest protests in a decade, has been charged with subversion.
Mawarire is to appear in court on Monday due to separate subversion charges linked to earlier anti-government campaigns.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail.
Evan Mawarire was released Wednesday. He had been in police custody since Monday. He is charged with disorderly conduct in a public place and is free on $200 bail.
Mawarire rose to prominence in July 2016 when he used social media to organize the Zimbabwe's biggest anti-government protest in a decade.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police have arrested a popular pastor after he addressed protesting university students.
Lawyer Harrison Nkomo said Evan Mawarire, a preacher and anti-government activist, was Monday charged with disorderly conduct in a public place.
He said police picked up Mawarire for addressing medical students protesting against a planned fee increase by the University of Zimbabwe.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor accused of subversion for protests against the government of President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he is open to the idea of running for office.
Evan Mawarire spoke outside a court in the capital, Harare, where his trial was postponed to March 16. He was detained for more than a week after returning this month from the United States and is out on bail.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor arrested for organizing anti-government protests said Thursday he was looking forward to getting cleaned up after being released on bail from a maximum-security prison.
Evan Mawarire, who launched a protest movement on social media called #ThisFlag, was detained Feb. 1 after returning from months in the United States. He faces charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government. If convicted, he could go to prison for 20 years.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor who was arrested for organizing protests against the government of 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should be freed on bail, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Evan Mawarire, who launched a protest movement on social media called #ThisFlag, has been detained since Friday at a maximum-security prison in the capital, Harare, on charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government. He faces 20 years in prison if convicted.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — U.S. critics of Zimbabwe's human rights record "can go and hang on a banana tree," a Zimbabwean official said in comments published Tuesday, while he also indicated that the southern African country is waiting for an overture from the administration of President Donald Trump.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Zimbabwe pastor who launched the popular #ThisFlag protest movement will remain in custody after a magistrate decided Friday there is enough evidence to suspect he committed a crime.
Evan Mawarire faces a 20-year sentence if convicted of subverting a constitutionally elected government. He stands trial Feb. 17.
"Thank you, guys. Don't worry. Justice will be served," Mawarire said to a handful of supporters as he left the courthouse under guard for jail.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Zimbabwe pastor who fled to the United States after launching the popular #ThisFlag protest movement faces up to 20 years in prison for organizing protests against President Robert Mugabe in New York.
Evan Mawarire was arrested at Harare International Airport on his return home Wednesday. He is yet to appear in court.
Mawarire has been charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government, which carries up to 20 years in prison.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Zimbabwe pastor who fled to the United States after launching the popular #ThisFlag protest movement has been arrested on his return home, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Evan Mawarire was picked up at Harare International Airport, lawyer Harrison Nkomo told The Associated Press. He said Mawarire has been charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government and likely will spend the night in detention.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — From a symbol of resistance and hope, a pastor who galvanized thousands of Zimbabweans into anti-government action has become a subject of derision, fighting accusations of being a coward.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Zimbabwean pastor who is using social media to take on President Robert Mugabe's government says he hopes his countrymen can peacefully achieve reform in the southern African country.
Evan Mawarire, 39, told The Associated Press that Mugabe's ZANU-PF party is destroying itself.
Mawarire is currently in neighboring South Africa after launching a social media campaign, #ThisFlag, which has seen Zimbabweans wave and wear their flag as a sign of...
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Protesters in Zimbabwe have used a cricket match against New Zealand as the scene of their latest anti-government demonstration.
People stood, waved the national flag and sang the national anthem Saturday during the 36th over to protest the 36 years of President Robert Mugabe's time in power.
A few people ran around the pitch with flags.
No arrests were seen during the protest, but an Associated Press reporter saw one person...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Zimbabwe pastor who launched a social media campaign criticizing the government and then left the country for his safety is calling for a massive but peaceful uprising.
Evan Mawarire told an emotional crowd at a university in South Africa on Thursday night that Zimbabwe once was promising but had been reduced to "horror and unimaginable disappointment."
Frustration has been growing in the southern African nation amid a collapsing economy...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Wednesday to show their support for 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe in the capital, Harare.
The massive turnout was organized by Mugabe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, in response to recent anti-government demonstrations and a nationwide strike protesting Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy.
Wearing ZANU-PF T-shirts, dresses and hats and some draped in Zimbabwe's flag, Mugabe's followers sang and...
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday attacked the pastor who organized a nationwide strike against the government, saying he should move to another country if he's unhappy with conditions at home.
It was the first time President Robert Mugabe had mentioned Evan Mawarire publicly by name.
Mawarire last week was briefly arrested and charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government before being freed by a court in the capital, Harare....