HARARE, Zimbabwe 

A Zimbabwean high court ordered police on Monday to immediately refrain from assaulting, harassing and arresting journalists providing coverage during the coronavirus lockdown.   

“The High Court has granted the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe a relief order interdicting police from harassments, arrests and detentions of journalists while carrying out their lawful duties. 

“The High Court has also ordered police to recognize 2019 press cards and to not interfere with the work of journalists on the basis that their press cards were issued in 2019,” MISA-Zimbabwe said in a statement. 

The police have also been ordered

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