Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 3:15 PM ET

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National Audio 3:15 PM ET

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NAT054 - (AF-Zimbabwe-American-Arrested) HARARE, Zimbabwe. x-21s. An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president will remain in police custody this weekend after appearing in court for the first time. Martha O'Donovan is accused of calling 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe a "sick man" in a Twitter post that included a photo illustration of Mugabe with a catheter. O'Donovan's defence lawyer Obey Shava says she has been charged on two counts. ("..by our client.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The court today dismissed a request by O'Donovan's lawyers to strike down the subversion charge, arguing that police didn't inform her of it when she was arrested yesterday morning.

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NAT055 - (NDP-Convention-BC) VICTORIA. x-19s. Premier John Horgan opened the New Democratic Party's convention today with an exuberant cheer celebrating the party's rise to power after sixteen years of Liberal governments in British Columbia. …

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