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Zimbabwe Police Detain Media Activist Moyse for Questioning

December 06, 2011

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwean police detained for questioning Andrew Moyse, director of the Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe, the organization said.

Moyse was taken by five plain-clothed policemen from Zimbabwe’s Law and Order Section and is being questioned about “publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state,” the MMPZ said in an e-mailed statement today. He is also being questioned about the possession of computer disks containing information about massacres conducted in the 1980s, it said.

Moyse “wasn’t arrested” though his detention follows the arrest of two MMPZ officials in the western town of Gwanda yesterday, said the statement.

Calls to Zimbabwe’s police spokesman in Harare weren’t immediately answered.

--Editors: Ben Holland, Digby Lidstone.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Latham in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin in Johannesburg at

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