March 16th, 2010

Zambia 'red card' priest Frank Bwalya defiant - The Robin Hood of Zambia?



A Zambian priest who is leading a campaign to force the government to resign has been freed on bail after spending three nights in jail.

Father Frank Bwalya denies charges of breaching the peace after distributing red cards - the symbol of his campaign.

After being freed, he told the BBC he had "never felt so confident" about his message and said the government was corrupt and dictatorial.

Read full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8568953.stm

Related stories:
Riots rock Fr Bwalya’s Kitwe court appearance http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleId=7066

Zambia: Fr Bwalya pleads not guilty, Magistrate set March 31 as trial date http://www.lusakatimes.com/?p=24775