N.J. woman granted bail in Zimbabwe high court, awaits trial

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The U.S. woman arrested last week for allegedly tweeting Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was a “sick man” will be released from jail Friday. Her release on bail was granted after a two hour hearing on Thursday.

Martha O’Donovan’s bail hearing in Zimbabwe’s high courts was “a big victory,” said human rights lawyer Doug Coltart.

The judge ruled O’Donovan, who grew up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, would be granted $1,000 bail with conditions that include surrendering her passport, reporting to police twice a week, continuing to live in her home and not interfering with witnesses. …read more

Source: NJ.com Somerset

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