July 13, 2016 / 6:32 AM / 2 years ago

Zimbabwe pastor Mawarire charged with trying to overthrow government

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s state prosecutor on Wednesday charged pastor Evan Mawarire with attempting to overthrow the state via his Internet video campaign that inspired rare protests this month against President Robert Mugabe.

A Zimbabwean anti-riot police stand guard outside the Harare Magistrates court before the arrival of arrested Pastor Evan Mawarire, in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Mawarire appeared in a Harare court after spending the night in police cells while officers searched his house, church and office in the capital following several days of protests last week.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Ed Cropley

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