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Zimbabwe’s top court strikes down criminal defamation

New York, June 13, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Thursday’s move by Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court to strike down criminal defamation, saying it is not compatible with the country’s new constitution. The court ruled that criminal defamation violated freedom of expression and that civil suits would adequately protect individuals alleging defamation, reports said.

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