UN gravely concerned at Zambia’s refusal of asylum for Zimbabwe’s Biti


GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. refugee agency is gravely concerned by reports that a senior Zimbabwean politician was refused asylum in Zambia and sent back to his own country, which would be a serious violation of international law, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Lawyer Tendai Biti, former finance minister, speaks to journalits after a two-week ban on public protests issued by the police was struck down, outside Zimbabwe’s High Court in the capital Harare, September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

“It is reported that the authorities handed him over to his country of origin today…



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