In Zambia Opposition leaders arrested - police

Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said

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United Party for National Development Presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema casts his ballot at a voting station in Lusaka play United Party for National Development (UPND) Presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema casts his ballot at a voting station in Lusaka, January 20, 2015. (REUTERS/Rogan Ward)
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Zambian police said on Wednesday they had arrested the president and deputy leader of the country's main opposition party.

United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Mwamba were arrested on suspicion of sedition, the police said.

"They have been arrested and detained for seditious practices and unlawful assembly which occurred on Sept 26. They will appear in court tomorrow," Copperbelt police chief Charity Katanga told Reuters.

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