Aug 30

Zambia seeks to deny bail to five Egyptians, 6 nationals charged with spying

Zambia sought to deny bail to five Egyptians and six Zambians charged with espionage for entering a restricted zone of Lusaka airport, two weeks after Zambian authorities said their plane had been seized along with guns, bullets, cash and fake gold. According to Reuters, the magistrates court in the capital Lusaka charged the men on Monday, but on Tuesday magistrate Davies Chibwili deferred their application for bail until the following day after the defence rejected a prosecutor’s certificate denying bail to them.