(From Media Institute of Southern Africa - AAGM)
Zimbabwean police have defied a High Court ruling granted on 18 September 2003, which ordered that "The Daily News" newspaper be allowed to reopen.
Armed police officers have remained inside "The Daily News" premises and prevented staff from accessing the offices. The police have also defied the High Court by refusing to return "The Daily News"' computers and other equipment they confiscated, allegedly to use as exhibits in court to show that the paper was operating illegally.
In his 18 September ruling, High Court Judge Younis Omerjee said the police must return all the equipment they seized. He …