March 20th, 2012
12:44 AM ET

Six convicted of watching Arab Spring videos to be sentenced

Six Zimbabweans convicted of conspiracy to commit public violence after they were caught watching footage of Arab Spring protests will be sentenced Tuesday.

The six face six to 10 years in prison or a $2,000 fine.

They were among 46 people arrested on February 19, 2011, during an academic meeting where a video on events in Tunisia and Egypt was shown.

The verdict was met by dismay by some.

"I am very disappointed that they were found guilty," defense lawyer Alec Muchadehama said shortly after hearing the verdict on Monday.

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  1. Pandi

    Well, I hope they get the 2,000 fine!~

    March 20, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    i appreciate stories like this. they clarify my lists:

    places not to go: zimbabwe – check.. seems i might miss much of africa..

    March 20, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      It's off my bucket list, also!
      I, too, hope they get the fine...

      March 20, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |