Zim­babwe court ac­quits ac­tivist charged with sub­ver­sion:

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A pas­tor who led large antigov­ern­ment ral­lies in Zim­babwe last year has been ac­quit­ted of sub­ver­sion, and he ap­pealed to the coun­try’s new lead­er­ship to drop other pros­e­cu­tions of peo­ple who demon­strated against Robert Mu­gabe. Mu­gabe re­signed as pres­i­dent Nov. 21 af­ter the mil­i­tary moved in and the rul­ing party turned against him. Evan Mawarire was found not guilty af­ter the court ruled that state pros­e­cu­tors had failed to prove their case. The rul­ing came as Zim­bab­weans wait to see whether new Pres­i­dent Emmerson Mnan­gagwa fol­lows through on pledges of democ­racy.

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