MISA-Zimbabwe Alert: Mutare journalist released

justice_scale_gavelSydney Saize a freelance journalist based in Mutare was on 21 February 2011 released from police custody after paying a fine of US$10 dollars for being a criminal nuisance.

Saize was arrested by members of the Zimbabwe Prison Service on 21 February 2011 while taking pictures of three armed robbers who allegedly tried to escape from lawful custody at Mutare Magistrates Court.

His lawyer David Tandiri who is also a member of the Media Lawyers Network, confirmed his release. Tandiri said his client had been fined for taking the pictures without the permission of the prison officers.

He said the police returned the camera that had been confiscated from Saize after deleting the picture in question.

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