Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.

by

    A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.

     

    Haikande Hichilema was arrested and detained last month for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade.

     

    Opposition members say the charges are baseless and are evidence of increasing authoritarianism.

     

    Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from the capital Lusaka.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".