A Zimbabwean court on Oct. 14 ordered the detention of Roy Bennett, a senior official in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and an ardent critic of President Robert Mugabe's policies. He was previously arrested on Feb. 13 – just before he was to be sworn in as deputy agriculture minister in the new power-sharing government. Bennett now faces charges of possessing weapons for sabotage, banditry and terrorism. Initially he had been charged with treason. The arrest of Bennett, a white coffee grower whose property was expropriated under the country's controversial land reform laws, came as other ministers where being sworn into the coalition government formed by Mugabe and Tsvangirai. (CNN)

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