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Zimbabwe presidential contender Morgan Tsvangirai was released Wednesday after spending nearly 10 hours in police custody, a Tsvangirai spokesman said.

Tsvangirai, head of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, and several other MDC leaders were detained Wednesday because they were going to attend an unauthorized meeting in southern Zimbabwe, MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa said.

No charges were filed, but authorities kept custody of the vehicles that the group was traveling in, said Chamisa, who communicated with journalists via text message Wednesday after going into hiding. Read full article »

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