He’s being held within the harsh Chikurubi jail within the capital, Harare, the place he was beforehand detained for six weeks earlier than being granted bail on a separate cost of inciting violence in September.

Excessive Court docket decide Tawanda Chitapi stated Chin’ono shouldn’t use his Twitter account “to defeat or impede the course of justice” as a part of the bail circumstances on the most recent cost.

Chin’ono is one in every of Zimbabwe’s most outstanding critics of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, accusing it of corruption and human rights abuses. The federal government denies the costs.

Western embassies, journalists’ associations and different sympathizers say Chin’ono is being focused for utilizing Twitter to reveal authorities graft.

The usembassy in Harare on Friday stated it will “proceed to carefully monitor the Zimbabwean authorities’s use of the authorized system to harass and punish” the journalist for reporting on corruption.

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