Several Southern African countries are dealing with the effects of flooding following heavy rains over much of the region in the past week.
Sam Gustin at Wired.com’s Danger Room shares the tragic and infuriating story of Munyaradzi Gwisai, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe’s law school.
Prof. Gwisai was reportedly “showing internet videos about the tumult sweeping across North Africa to students and activists last Saturday, when state security agents burst into his office.
The agents seized laptop computers, DVD discs and a video projector before arresting 45 people, including Gwisai, who runs the Labor Law Center at the University of Zimbabwe. All 45 have been charged with treason — which can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or death — for, in essence, watching viral videos.”
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